The Old House 1147 can be found in the village of Llangynwyd, which is built on a medieval commote
and the village also has St Cynwyd which was built in the sixth century and has been restored several times.
Dearnley's carving will reflect the area's rich nautical history and its historical status as a medieval coastal commote
in the old Ceredigion kingdom.
of Mawddwy was once considered the most lawless place in Wales.
Sawles Warde shows the cais had an evil reputation; but such translations of the word as |servant' or |retainer' do not express this.(10) The caisiaid have been defined as |the nucleus of a police force in the commote, delivering the writs, making distraints, carrying out the decisions of the courts, and conducting the executions'.(11) The last is the nub.
1527) to the steward of Chirkland, in which tenants of the commotes of Cynllaith and Mochnant (on the modern Clwyd-Powys border) complain that
In east Caernarfonshire in 1394, on the other hand, consent was given by each commote
separately, and in 1390s Gower, the meeting where consent was given was called, significantly a "parliamentum", mirroring the function of the general, English parliament.
The medieval divisions of the peninsula consisted, on the eastern side, of part of the cantref of Arfon and of the commote
of Eifionydd, and, on the western side, of the cantref of Llyn comprising the commotes
of Dinllaen, Cymydmaen and Cafflogion - names that survived as those of post-Acts of Union hundreds.
So it is in the commote
of Kibworth, but not of the Court of it." The above quotation tells us a lot about the history of Splott - at least it would if we could understand what the hell whoever wrote it was going on about.
Before the Edwardian conquest of 1282-83, each commote
in Wales had its own llys - a centre of local administration, justice and tax collection run by officials.
Domen Las motte was probably the administrative centre of the commote
Lord of Glyndyfrdwy, Cynllaith Owain and half of the commote
of Is Coed Uwch Hirwern, near Cardigan, Owain was one of the few remaining native Welsh aristocrats, being heir to the dynasties of both Powys Fadog and Deheubarth.
xxx: the narrative furnishes 'a chain of toponyms, stretching from the fringes of Staffordshire through northern Shropshire and the Oswestry "salient" into the most northerly commotes
of southern Powys and across the Berwyns to Bala in Penllyn'.