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Addis, John. Crickhowell yesterday. Cowbridge ; Bridgend : D. Brown & Sons, 1996. 122pp

Addis, John. Crickhowell yesterday : 100 years of photographs. Cowbridge : D. Brown & Sons, 1992. 114pp

Bailey, Mabel. Crickhowell : the garden of Wales. Cheltenham : Edward J. Burrow, [19--?] 60pp

Bannon, Louis. Remember Abergaveny : including the villages of Crickhowell, Gilwern, Govilon, Llanellen, Llanfoist and Llanover. Abertillery : Old Bakehouse Publications, 1995. 128pp

Bowler, Chris. Crickhowell and area tourist guide. Brecon : Blinkin Ink, [1997]. 39pp

Burrow, Ed & Co. The official handbook to Abergavenny, Crickhowell, Raglan and Usk. Cheltenham, London, 1904.

Crickhowell heritage : historical notes of Crickhowell & district. Crickhowell : Crickhowell and District Civic Society, 1983. 54pp

James, Cyril G. The story of St Edmund's Church. Crickhowell : St. Edmund's Church, 1995. 32pp

James, Cyril G. The story of St. Edmund's Church, Crickhowell : guide to the Parish Church of Crickhowell. Crickhowell : St. Edmund's Church, 1992. 28pp

Newsam, Alison. Wendy Boston and the bears : the history of the toy industry in Abergavenny & Crickhowell. 1998?. 48pp

Redwood, Pamela. Crickhowell Manor in 1587. Brycheiniog, 29 (1996/1997), 15-38.

The official guide to Crickhowell Rural District. [1970]. Gloucester : British Publishing [1970] 40pp



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Crucywel 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 Edmund, Crickhowell 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:

  • Baptisms 1633-1684 with gaps, 1700-1720, 1726-1936; Marriages 1633-1684 with gaps, 1700-1720, 1754-1944; Burials 1633-1684 with gaps, 1700-1720, 1723-1941; Banns 1824-1971 Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at the NLW, Gwent Archives and/or Powys Archives. Bishops Transcripts for various periods are held at the NLW and Gwent 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 1890-1991 (reference: BPS/CR) have been deposited at Powys Archives

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Crucywel which are provided by:

Crickhowell Town site

Crickhowell Castle on the Castle Wales site

Victorian Powys for Schools site - Crickhowell and the Usk Valley

Powys Digital History Project site - Crickhowell and the Vale of Usk, includes maps and pictures

Places, villages, farms etc., in Crickhowell 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)

  • Crickhowell [81] - Castle, Castle Mound, Crickhowell, Cromlech, Gilfach, Glan-nant, Greenhill, Gwern-vale, Maes-celyn, Porth Manor, Reservoir, Rifle Range, The Wern


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


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Crucywel 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 SO216186 (Lat/Lon: 51.860415, -3.139906), Crucywel which are provided by: