Crickhowell


CRICKHOWELL

Crickhowell

Marcher lordship in southeast Wales, one of the last to be created.

In 1463 King Edward IV gave it to his Welsh ally, William Herbert, later Earl of Pembroke. The lordship lay at the southern end of the lordship of Blaenllyfni and had been part of the King’s inheritance from his father, the Duke of York.

Crickhowell stands on the River Usk above Abergavenny and below Brecon, and today is in the southeastern corner of the county of Powys.

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