Old Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 90 - Brecon & Llandovery, 1925: Llangadog, Llanwrda, Glanaman, National Showcaves Centre for Wales, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park
Old Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 90 - Brecon & Llandovery, 1925: Llangadog, Llanwrda, Glanaman, National Showcaves Centre for Wales, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park
Old Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 90 - Brecon & Llandovery, 1925: Llangadog, Llanwrda, Glanaman, National Showcaves Centre for Wales, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park

Old Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 90 - Brecon & Llandovery, 1925: Llangadog, Llanwrda, Glanaman, National Showcaves Centre for Wales, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park

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This old Ordnance Survey Map, Sheet 90 - Brecon & Llandovery, published in 1925, provides a fascinating glimpse into the past, showcasing the towns, cities, and interesting features of the Brecon & Llandovery region in Wales. The map is a part of the One-inch "Popular" edition, covering England and Wales, and is a valuable historical artifact for both history enthusiasts and cartography collectors.

This map encompasses the historic county of Breconshire, where the towns of Brecon and Llandovery are located. It offers a unique perspective on the region, as it showcases not only the major settlements but also smaller towns and features that may have changed or evolved over time. It's important to note that some modern cities may not be included on this map, while others may be listed under earlier names, adding an element of discovery and historical exploration.

Notable Settlements and Features:

  • - Llangadog: This small town is known for its picturesque location, nestled in the Towy Valley. It is a gateway to the Brecon Beacons National Park and offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Llanwrda: Situated on the banks of the River Tywi, Llanwrda is a historic village with a rich heritage. It is home to the notable Llanwrda Bridge, an ancient crossing point over the river.
  • Glanaman: Located in the Amman Valley, Glanaman is known for its industrial history, particularly in coal mining. The village offers a glimpse into the region's past as a center of mining activity.
  • National Showcaves Centre for Wales: This unique attraction, located near the village of Pen-y-cae, showcases a network of impressive caves and underground formations. Visitors can explore the stunning natural wonders and learn about the geological history of the area.
  • Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons): A highlight of this map, the Brecon Beacons National Park is a vast and breathtaking area of natural beauty. It is known for its rolling hills, stunning landscapes, and diverse wildlife.

Notable Boundaries, Rivers, and Natural Phenomena: 

  • River Tywi: Flowing through the region, the River Tywi is one of the longest rivers in Wales. It meanders through picturesque valleys and provides a vital water source for the surrounding areas.
  • Brecon Beacons: The map encompasses the southern part of the Brecon Beacons, a mountain range known for its dramatic peaks and stunning vistas. It offers ample opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration.
  • Black Mountain (Y Mynydd Du): Located within the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Black Mountain is a prominent landmark and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Historical Events:

  • Welsh Revival of 1904-1905: This religious movement, which had a profound impact on Wales, saw a surge in religious fervor and conversions. The map provides a geographical context for understanding the areas influenced by this significant event.
  • World War I (1914-1918): The aftermath of the Great War had a lasting impact on the region. This map allows for a deeper understanding of the landscape and the proximity of important military sites and areas affected by the war.

Immerse yourself in the history and geography of the Brecon & Llandovery region with this meticulously detailed and historically significant old Ordnance Survey map. Experience the charm of the towns, the beauty of the natural landmarks, and gain insight into the region's past. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a cartography collector, or simply curious about the rich heritage of Wales, this map is a valuable addition to your collection.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 24x36in (61x91.5cm), 30x40in (76x101.5cm), 37x50in (94x127cm), 45x60in (114x152.5cm) and 52x70in (132x178cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

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The labels on this map are very small at 12x16in (30.5x41cm). The map is still very attractive, but you may struggle to read the smallest letters. Please buy a larger map if it's important to be able to read the map easily.

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Please contact me to check if a certain location, landmark or feature is shown on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

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