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Where's that?? - locate Brecon on a map of Wales.
The Struet, Brecon, Breconshire
Photography by John Ball - 7th May 2001
(with a Sony Mavica MVC-FD91 digital camera)
The Struet is the unusual name given to the main route from the north into the town of Brecon. Once it reaches the intersection with Chapel Street and Mount Street it is known as High Street Superior.
Above and below: These two views, looking northwards along the Struet, from near its
I took the photographs to assist a contact in Australia, whose great great great grandfather, John Bowman, was described in the 1841 census as an innkeeper living in the Struet. As it was a fine day, I walked the whole length of the street, retracing the census enumerator's footsteps.
The Struet possesses a marvellous variety of old buildings, most of which the 1841 census enumerator would undoubtedly recognise.
junction with High Street Superior, are separated in time by about 100 years. The modes
of transport are different, but the buildings are the same.
Above: A closer view of some of the buildings on the east side of the Struet.
Above: The west side of the Struet, also looking northwards from near the junction with
High Street Superior. The building on the left is named Viaduct House, but the letter U
has fallen off! A railway viaduct once crossed the Struet near here (see below).
Above: The west side of the Struet. The yellow-painted building is appropriately named
The Crooked Window. At the far end of the row is the Bull's Head Hotel.
The Crooked Window - 90 The Struet.
||The Bull's Head Hotel.|
Above: Brecon Cathedral (the Priory Church of St John the Evangelist)
viewed from the Struet.
Note: A full feature on Brecon Cathedral was first shown on Images of Wales in Dec 2002.
The feature can be recalled on request from my Webpage Archive.
Above: The Struet winds northwards on the outskirts of the town of Brecon.