Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Brecknock, or Brecon, a Welsh town, the capital of Brecknockshire, is situated at the junction of the rivers Usk, Honddu and Tarell. It lies in a valley amongst the finest mountain scenery of South Wales. It is an old town, dating from the time of the Conqueror, and used to be surrounded by a wall. In its vicinity are fine Roman remains. Its manufactures embrace iron work and textile fabrics. Mrs. Siddons and Charles Kemble were natives of Brecknock.