Images of Wales
Tuesday, 19 May 1998
Photography by John Ball - 17 May 1998
(with an Agfa ePhoto307 digital camera)
Defynnog, often spelt "Devynnock" on old maps and documents, is a Breconshire parish and small village, close to Sennybridge. Its most prominent feature is its parish church (right) parts of which may be 1500 years old. The church is dedicated to St Cynog.
Above: The main approach to St Cynog's Church is through a lych gate.
Above: The church tower, dating from around AD 1500, features a stair turret on
its south-east corner.
Above: The church is surrounded by an extensive and ancient burial ground.
There are more details of St Cynog's Church in my Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection
Above: These cottages, known as Church Row, overlook the church and graveyard.
Above: The view looking westwards from Defynnog across
the valley of Afon Senni (River Senni).
Above: The Tanner's Arms public house, doing a good trade on this Sunday lunchtime.
Defynnog lies on the main route from Brecon to Swansea.
Above: A secluded corner of Defynnog, near the bridge over Afon Senni.
Above: These derelict buildings, sited opposite Church Row, once housed the blacksmith's forge.
Update (July 2003) — The old forge buildings shown above have since been refurbished and turned into desirable residences.