Crucywel  Brecknockshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Crucywel like this:

Crickhowell, market town and par., on border of co. and 13 miles SE. of Brecknock and 170 miles NW. of London, 1941 ac., pop. 1333; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday; stands amidst charming scenery in the valley of the Usk. To the E. of the town are the remains of the ancient castle; 2 m. N. is the British post of Craighywel (Howel's Rock), from which the town takes its name.

Crucywel through time

Crucywel is now part of Powys district. Click here for graphs and data of how Powys has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Crucywel itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Crucywel, in Powys and Brecknockshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 09th May 2021

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