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"GWENDDWR, a parish in the hundred of Talgarth, county Brecon, 5 miles S. of Builth. It is situated near the river Wye. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of St. David's, value £125. The church is dedicated to St. Dubricius."

"TRAWSCOED, a hamlet in the parish of Gwenddwr, hundred of Talgarth, county Brecon, 8 miles N.W. of Talgarth."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


Adams, I E. Gwenddwr Constable's return, 1798. Cronicl Powys. No. 19 (1988), p. 63-5

Adams, Rob. Gwenddwr 1700-1740. Cronicl Powys. No. 53 (Aug. 2001), p. 27-29

Adams, R J. Gwenddwr at the turn of the nineteenth century. Cronicl Powys, No. 36 (December 1995), 38-40

Adams, R J. Gwenddwr probate records. Cronicl Powys. No. 49 (2000), p. 25-29

Powell, A A. Powell Family in Gwenddwr. 1990

Williams, Katie. Church link with King Arthur : [Gwenddwr]. Country Quest 31/6 (1990), p. 16-17

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Church History

Church of St Dubricius, Gwenddwr 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 1752-1753, 1798-1990; Marriages 1766-1801, 1812-1971; Burials 1752-1753, 1798-1992 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.

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Plan of the parish of Gwenddwr in the County of Brecon. 1841. William Jones, Belle Vue Place, Brecon, valuer and surveyor. Second class map based on old surveys. Voluntary agreement. Commutation dated 17.11.1840. Map shows enclosed lands only with houses, woods, plantations and orchards. Apportionment omits a few field names. 8,262 acres commuted. Apportionment by holding. Land use details and field-names given in apportionment schedule. Tithe rent charge £309.10.0d (£148.10.0d Arthur MacNamara, Llangoed, Brecs; £161 Gwenddwr Charity).
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