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Brecon and district
in Victorian times
  The River Honddu from Castle Bridge  

This Victorian photograph taken from an old postcard is not in very good condition. But it is interesting because it shows the view looking along the River Honddu in the opposite direction to the picture shown on another page in this section.
This one was taken from Castle Bridge looking south towards the point where the Honddu flows into the River Usk just beyond the iron bridge in the background.

To compare this picture with the view from the River Usk side of the Honddu Bridge
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River Honddu
from Castle
River Honddu

The remains of Brecon Castle are high above the river on this side.

The building near the bridge was then the Honddu mill at Watergate, with a large water-driven mill wheel.


The iron Honddu Bridge over the river, which can be seen just beyond the water mill, was built in 1874 to replace a stone bridge which had been badly damaged in a serious flood the year before.
The buildings on the left in this view are the backs of the houses and businesses in Market Street.

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