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A pictorial and descriptive guide to Llandrindod Wells, Llangammarch Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells, Builth Wells and Central Wales : with medical notes : plan of Llandrindod Wells, map of the district, and six sketch maps illustrating walks. London : Ward, Lock and Co., [1920?].

Ashton, Owen R. A short history of Builth Wells from Medieval to Modern times. [Builth] : printed by T. Edward Turner, 1974.

Bidgood, Ruth. Lawrence families of the Builth and Llanelwedd area in the 18th and 19th centuries. Transactions of the Radnorshire Society 59 (1989), p. 90-115

Davies, David P. Builth Wells and its vicinity. Builth Wells, C. Sirett, 1867. 136p

Davies, Gwen. Builth Cottage Hospital : a centenary history 1897-1997. Builth Wells : [Gwen Davies] 1997. 134p

Hinchcliffe, J B. 120 views of Builth Wells : Llandrindod Wells, Elan Valley Waterworks, Llanwrtyd Wells, Llangammarch Wells, Newbridge-on-Wye, Rhayader etc. Builth Wells : J.B. Hinchliffe, [1909] 36p

Hughes, Colin P F. Builth Wells High School : a centenary history 1896 - 1996. Builth Wells : Builth Wells High School, 1996. 186p

Hughes, Colin P F. Builth County School : school and community. Education for Development 10/1 (1986), p. 79-89

Hughes, Colin P F. Intermediate education in north Breconshire : the establishment of Builth County School. Brycheiniog 26 (1993-94), p. 135-52

Morrison, Malcolm. Pictorial history of Builth Wells. [s.l.] : M J Morrison, c1989. 96p

Pugh, Margaret. History of Horeb Congregational Church, Builth Wells, 1808-1988. [Builth Wells] : Horeb Congregational Church, Builth Wells, [1988]

Sinclair, J B. Towns and villages of Wales : Builth Wells. Stroud : Alan Sutton, 1993. 83p

Spurgeon, Clifford J. Builth Castle. Llandrindod Wells : Powys County Council, 1982

The Welsh spa album : containing artistic views, in colour, of Llandrindood Wells, Llangammarch Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells, Builth Wells, Rhayader, Elan Valley, &c. Llandrindod Wells : W. Thomas, [1905?]

Church History

Church of St Mary, Builth Wells on the Brecknockshire Churches Survey site

Church Records

Detailed information on deposited registers and transcripts for this parish is given under Breconshire Parish Registers on the Powys Archives website

As a guide only, the principal extant parochial church records for this parish span the dates shown below (as detailed in Parish Registers of Wales (NLW 2000) but exact current holdings should be confirmed with the individual Archives:

Court Records

Petty Sessions were first held in the nineteenth century, a minor court presided over by two or more justices or magistrates.
Records include minute books, court registers, adoption registers, licensing and ledger accounts. There is a 75 year closure period for adoption records and 30 years for the rest. Petty Sessions Records from 1911-1991 (reference: BQS/BU) have been deposited at Powys Archives

Description and Travel

Builth Castle on the Castle Wales site

Builth Wells - on the BBC site

Map of Builth in 1836 Victorian Powys for Schools site - Transport theme

Victorian Builth and the Wye Valley Victorian Powys for Schools site


The transcription of the section for Builth from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

Poorhouses, Poor Law etc

The Workhouse - The Wales/Breconshire section of Peter Higginbotham's comprehensive account of British workhouses includes a description of the Builth Poor Law Union, together with a list of staff and inmates residing at Builth Union Workhouse, extracted from the 1881 census.

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