Speed's Map of Brecknockshire and Samuel and Nathaniel Bucks' Views
Updated: May 28, 2018
This fine view of the ruined castle at Brecon shows at the bottom of the drawing the parapet of the Usk Bridge on which the artist is standing , then above this is the lowest bridge over the Honddu with the mill beside.
Above this is the Castle Bridge over the stream and the artist has marked the Ely Tower (1) and the top of St John'd Priory Church (2) just showing above the trees (from the original Buck drawing in the collection of the National Museum of Wales). Bucks engravings may seem rather lifeless records of ruined buildings but they provided a record for many artists to follow in the coming century.
These bridges over the Honddu,which give thee name to the town (Aberhonddu), Castle and Priory Church can be seen in Speed's map.