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Brecon, Powys (Aberhonddu)

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Brecon, Powys (Aberhonddu)

Brecon is a long-established market town and community in southern Powys, Mid Wales, with a population of 7,901. Historically part of Brecknockshire, it was the historic county's county town; although its role as such was eclipsed with the formation of Powys, it remains an important local centre. Brecon is the third largest town in Powys.
Post townBRECON
Administrative CountyPowys
Traditional CountyBrecknockshire
OS GridSO0428
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01874
Population7,901 (2001)
 

Other names by which Brecon, Powys (Aberhonddu) has been known in the past

Brecon/Aberhonddu ~ Aberhonddu ~ Aber Hodney ~ Aberhodni ~ Brechnock ~ Brecknoc ~ Brecknock ~ Brycheiniog ~ Castle Inn ~ David Brecon St ~ David St

Brecon, Powys (Aberhonddu) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Brecknock, or Brecon, mun. bor. and county town of Brecknockshire, situated near the centre of the co., at the confluence of the rivers Usk and Honddu, 40 miles NE. of Swansea and 190 miles NW. of London by rail-mun. bor., 2614 ac., pop. 6247; local government dist., pop. 6372; 3 Banks. Market-days, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; has mfrs. of woollens and hosiery. Here the ancient Britons had a town, and the Romans a station. After the Norman conquest B. was strongly fortified to resist the native tribes; the fortifications were dismantled during the civil war. The bor. returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

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