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(ˈbrɛk nəkˌʃɪər, -ʃər, -nɒk-)

a historic county in S Wales, now part of Powys, Gwent, and Mid Glamorgan.
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Katesbridge in Co Down was the coldest spot, followed by -2.4C (27.7F) at Shap in Cumbria, -1.7C (29F) in Sennybridge, Brecknockshire, and -1C (30F) at Loch Glascarnoch in the Highlands.
Ceredigion - Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre; Brecknockshire - The Wild Communities Project, Cae Lynden; Newport - Newport Wetlands, St Woolos Cemetery
The town, nestled in the historic county of Brecknockshire in Wales, is just half a mile from the English border, and to match its unorthodox style, another quirky fact is that it is twinned with Timbuktu.
Later it formed the southern and larger part of Brecknockshire. Brycheiniog's main legacy is that it lent its name to GWYNEDD THE kingdom of Gwynedd emerged in the fifth century.
Dr Rees said: "Due to the popularity of last year's panel discussion on the Welsh dialects of Montgomeryshire, this year's session will concentrate on dialects recorded in areas around Abergavenny, including parts of Brecknockshire and the Heads of the Valleys.
His grandfather, Neil Clyde, was a deckhand on the Lusitania, while his son Archibald - Mr Clyde's father - was also a merchant seaman, spending time in a German PoW camp after his ship, the SS Brecknockshire, was captured by a German raider in 1917.
@DerekTheWeather: The wettest county in Wales in April was Brecknockshire with 198.6mm of rain.
The next two earthquakes (of AD 132 and 204) swallowed up men and cattle in the west of Scotland and another city in Brecknockshire. A further one in 287 allegedly destroyed most of Worcester.
The presents from Wales included a Welsh dresser from the county of Brecknockshire; Swansea china from the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society; two books from the Aberdovey WI and a Coalport tea set from Lord Harlech.
Clockwise, from above, an Ordnance Survey map of Cardiff from 1880; Glamorgan Shyre, as depicted by John Speede in 1610; part of Brecknockshire from the mid-1600s; Caerphilly in the 1830s; Cardiff from an 1880 Ordnance Survey map