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As a toponome if not a settlement, Llechryd may have earlier origins - it has been tentatively identified with the ‘Llech-y-crau’, recorded in 1088 as a battle-site and which was clearly a recognised location, and this area lies within a division of Is-Hirwern commote, Gwestfa Camros, which may have pre-Norman origins. Nevertheless Llechryd, and its history, are dominated by the bridge over the Teifi. The present structure is 17th century, but the crossing point has documented medieval origins, probably as a ford. The crossing was clearly the impetus for the development of a medieval settlement in the form of a vill.
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