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Robert ap Steffan. A building for all seasons : exploring a hidden corner of Y Gelli / Hay-on Wye. Cambria 3/1 (Autumn 1999), p. 55-6.

Cooke, David. Grant's guide to Hay-on-Wye, Talgarth and the Black Mountains. Hay-on-Wye : H.R. Grant & Son, [1981] 82p.

Fairs, Geoffrey Lowrie. Annals of a parish : a short history of Hay-on-Wye. Hay-on-Wye : Geoffrey L. Fairs, 1994. 108p.

Fairs, Geoffrey Lowrie. A history of the Hay : the story of Hay-on-Wye. Chichester : Phillimore, 1972. 356p.

Gowen, Keith. Where can I find Mrs Gaskell? : (Diary of a Hay-on-Wye bookseller). Llandysul : Gomer, 1985. 67p.

Hay-on-Wye districts, the official guide. Cheltenham : Burrow, [1973] 44p.

Lewes, Fred. The Brook Estate or Glanyravon, Hay-on-Wye. Cronicl Powys. No. 49 (2000), p. 17-18.

Morris, Jacqueline. Hay-on-Wye : local economy in the 19th century. Brycheiniog 22 (1986/87), p. 112-19.

Nobody had heard of Hay : the Hay-on-Wye book that celebrates the Millennium. Almeley : Logaston Press, 2002. 105p.

Remfrey, Paul M. Hay-on-Wye Castle, 1066 to 1298. Worcester : SCS, c1995. 27p.

Remfrey, Paul; M. Hay-on-Wye Castle : a short guide. Worcester : SCS, 1995. 20p.

Church History

Church of St Mary, Hay-on-Wye on 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 1859-1974 (reference: BPS/H) have been deposited at Powys Archives

Description and Travel

Welcome to Hay-on-Wye

Hay-on-Wye Bookshops site

Hay Castle on the Castle Wales site

Hay-on-Wye Motte on the Castle Wales site

Places, villages, farms etc., within Hay 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)


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

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