Medieval commotes of Wales

Cynllaith or Cynllaeth (English: Early Milk[1]) was a cwmwd (commote) of north east Wales in the cantref of Swydd y Waun which was once part of the Kingdom of Powys and later part of the smaller kingdom of Powys Fadog.[2]

Cynllaith, or at least the part of it called Cynllaith Owain, was part of the inheritance of Owain Glyndŵr in 1370.[3] The titles Baron of Glyndyfrdwy and Lord of Cynllaith Owain were used by the dispossessed former ruling family of Powys Fadog before Owain was proclaimed Prince of Wales in 1400.[4][5]


  1. Jones, John (1824). The History of Wales. London: J Williams. p. 105.
  2. Rees, William (1951). An Historical Atlas of Wales from Early to Modern Times. Faber & Faber.
  3. Rees, William (1937). "The Union of England and Wales". Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion: 88.
  4. "Owain Glyndwr". Castle Wales.
  5. "OWAIN GLYNDWR". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. National Library of Wales.
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