|Place:||Llanhamlach||Grid Ref:||SO 2600 900 (GB)|
|County:||Brecknock (Brycheiniog) , Wales||Saint(s):||Peter|
Westwood/1876, 68: `Llanhamlach, Llanhamllech, Llan-Amllech, or Llan-Ammwlch, is a beautifully situated parish about 4 miles to the east of Brecknock. The church is dedicated to St. Peter, and I found the old Rectory house to the south of the church in a ruinous condition, as described in my article in the Arch. Camb., 1852, p. 274. `It appears', says Lewis, `to be of very ancient date, probably coeval with the settlement of the first Norman family, for besides the Norman arches which constitute the doorways and the stone mullions of the windows, several stones have been found in the walls ornamented with the Norman or Saxon scrolls'. Of these peculiarities I found only the round-headed door on the north side of the house and square-headed windows built with large blocks of stone, as shown in the illustrations of my article above alluded to. On the east side of this building was another square-headed window, the lintel of which was formed of a long narrow stone ornamented on the outer edge with an interlacing double ribbon-pattern (fig. 4), whilst on the inner edge is the inscription'.