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You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Cantref area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

Church of St Mary, Cantref on the Brecknockshire Church 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:

  • Baptisms 1779-1991; Marriages 1754-1811, 1815-1837, 1839-1971; Burials 1784-1811, 1813-1992 Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at the NLW and/or Powys Archives. Bishops Transcripts for various periods are held at the NLW.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Cantref which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc., within Cantref parish as shown on the parish map on the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by John Ball)

  • Notes:1. There are three different places named Neuadd in this parish.2. No boundary is shown between divisions 52A and 52B.
  • Cantref / Nant-ddu [52A / 52B] - Bailea, Berllan, Cantref, Cantref Reservoir, Croftau, Cwm Cynwyn, Gwaun Crew, Hom-las, Neuadd [x3], Pen-cae-Madog, Plas-y-gaer, Pont-bren-gareg, Tir-mawr


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


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Cantref has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN994159 (Lat/Lon: 51.832582, -3.461397), Cantref which are provided by: