is a small village
that gives its name to Llywel community
. The main settlement in the community is Trecastle
. According to the 2001 Census
of Llywel community is 524.
Llywel village is located on the A40 road, about 8 miles West of Sennybridge. The River Gwydderig runs through the village, not far from its source.
Llywel, occasionally referred to in texts as Llowel, is believed to be the name of a minor Welsh Saint. He is said to have been a disciple of Saint Teilo
and Saint Dyfrig
Church of St David
The Church of Saint David
: "Eglwys Dewi Sant") is found in Llywel. It is said to have originally been dedicated to three saints: David, Darn (Paternus
), and Teilo; and known as Llantrisant. Its name was changed when it was granted to the Chapter of Saint David sometime between 1203 and 1229
The church displays Perpendicular Gothic architecture. In the churchyard is buried the 19th Century Welsh writer and preacher David Owen (Brutus).
stone known as the "Llywel Stone" that was found at the church is now on display at the British Museum