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Dawson, M L. Notes on the history of Glasbury. London : Bedford Press, 1918. 71p.

Hawkins, A Raymond. The Vaughan-Morgans of Glasbury : their tribulations and triumphs. Brecknock : Brecknock Museum Publication, [19--?] 16p.

Newbound, Pauline. "The Hughes family of Glasbury" Cronicl Powys, No. 44 (August 1998), 21-23.

Powell, Alan A. "The Prosser family of Llyswen, Courtcoed, Glasbury and Genffordd, Talgarth : a triple connection" Cronicl Powys. No. 19 (1988), p. 45-8.

The registers of Glasbury, Breconshire. 1660-1836. London : Priv. print. for the Parish register society, 1904 [1905] 366p.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Glasbury 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 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 1660-1955; Marriages 1660-1976; Burials 1660-1929; Banns 1823-1940. 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.

The Radnorshire part of this parish has been served since 1882 by the church of All Saints; its extant records are;

  • Baptisms 1882-1989; Marriages 1883-1971. No separate burials register (NLW and/or Powys Archives).

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Glasbury which are provided by:

The Middle Wye - Glasbury on the Historic Landscape Characterisation site.

Places, villages, farms etc., within Glasbury 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)

  • Glasbury [1] - Heol-y-gaer.
  • Pipton [2] - Boxbush, Dderw, Mound, Pentre-Sollars, Pipton, Porth y morddwy.
  • Tregoyd and Velindre [3] - The Allt, Allt Wood, Blaen Bwch, Blaen-y-cwm-isaf, Blaenau, Bryn-ddwy-nant, Felindre, Neuadd, New Court, Pen-twyn, Pen-y-cwm, Pen-yr-heol, Rhiw Wen, Tregoyd, Tregoyd Common, Tyle-glas, Wern Iago.
  • Glasbury [62 (in Radnorshire)] - Bryn-sifiog, Cilkenny Dingle, Cil-twrch Common, Coed-y-Marchog, Cwm-bach, Ffynnon Gynydd Common, Glasbury, Glasbury Fm, Little Mountain, Llach-dolt, Maesllwch Castle, Maes-yr-onen, Mandach, Pentre Iago, Scynlas, Tyle-mawr, Wern Dover, Woodlands.


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

Historical Geography

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


Victorian Powys for schools site - Map of Glasbury in 1887

Map of the parish of Glasbury in the Counties of Brecon and Radnor. 1844. Edward Fowke, Glanhenwye, Glasbury, valuer. James Williams, Pontithel, Aberllynfi, Breconshire, valuer. Second class map. Voluntary agreement. Commutation dated 28.10.1841. Shows waterbodies, houses, woods, and a few fences. Apportionment omits some field names. 9216 acres commuted. Apportionment by holding. Land use details and field-names given in apportionment schedule. Tithe rent charge £870 (£470 Vicar; £400 Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol).


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO179393 (Lat/Lon: 52.045954, -3.198575), Glasbury which are provided by: