The Road from Chester to Cardiff

Llanbadarn Fynydd to Cardiff

This chart depicts the journey from Llanbadarn Fynydd to Cardiff, via Brecon.

Each of the ribbons which make up the map include a compass indicating north.

The landscape along the journey is described,
and the distance travelled and directions to nearby settlements are given too.

I have shown the place name as it appears on this map (c.1675) first, with the modern spelling in brackets.
I have only listed the places I can readily find in a modern road atlas,
but there are many more places of interest on these maps which I have not included in my summary.
These may include rivers, ponds, churches, windmills, blacksmiths forges, gallows and bridges.

The Route

Llanbader Vunneth (Llanbadarn Fynydd)
Llandew (Llanddewi Ystradenni)
Llanbeder Vaur (Llanbadarn Vawr, Pen-y-bont)
Bealt (Builth Wells)
Llanthewy Coombe (Llanddewi'r Cwm)
Capel Cunoke (Upper Chapel)
Llanihangel Vechan (Lower Chapel)
Llandivilog (Llandefaelog)
Brecknock (Brecon)
Bulla Van (Bailea)
Capel Tavechan (Taf Fechan)
Pont Stucketh (Pontsticill)
Ruins of Molesh Castle (Morlais)
Carfilly Castle (Caerphilly)

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