Brecon (2), Brecknockshire. Location map
  Brecon, Brecknockshire, Wales   Brecon.

Looking from High Street into High Street Inferior with the tower of St. Mary's Church showing above the shops.

They use an interesting nomenclature here which I have not seen before. There is 'High Street Inferior' which would probably be 'Lower High Street' in England, 'High Street' then 'High Street Superior' which would be 'Upper High Street' in England.


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  St. Mary's Church, Brecon, Brecknockshire, Wales   Brecon.

St. Mary's Church from High Street Inferior with it's 16th century tower known as Buckingham Tower. The church itself dates from around the late 12th century but was enlarged in the 14th century with the tower being added in the early 16th century.


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  Watton and the Puzzle Tree, Brecon, Brecknockshire, Wales   Brecon.

Looking down Watton (the street) from near the Puzzle Tree pub. The tree on the corner is a 'Monkey Puzzle' tree which was introduced in Britain, from South America, around 1850 and became very popular. Before 1850 it had been called Joseph Bank's Pine or Chile Pine in Britain even though it is not a pine.


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  Victorian green hexagonal postbox, Brecon, Brecknockshire, Wales   Brecon.

Opposite the Puzzle Tree (in the background) is the town's museum and just outside the museum is this unusual Victorian green hexagonal postbox.


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  Castle Street from Castle Bridge, Brecon, Brecknockshire, Wales   Brecon.

Another of Brecon's quaint, narrow streets is Castle Street which runs up to High Street Superior. This view is from Castle Bridge over the River Honddu.



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