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"LLANGORSE, a parish in the hundred of Talgarth, county Brecon, 6 miles E. of Brecknock, its post town, and 7 N.W. of Crickhowell. It is situated on the river Llynvi, within a short distance of Llangorse Lake, sometimes called Llyn Savaddan, which abounds with fish. The lake is about 5 miles in circumference, and ranks as the second lake in Wales after Bala. The tram-road to Hay passes through the parish. The neighbourhood, especially in the vicinity of the lake, is much frequented for the sake of its pike fishing, and in winter for its wild fowl shooting. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. David's, value £170, in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church, dedicated to St. Paulinus, has a good cradle roof. The parochial charities amount to about £5 per annum. Here are remains of an establishment called Cwrt-y-Prin, formerly belonging to Brecon priory, also the ruins of Blaen-lyffni Castle." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Figgis, N P. Dead men's boats : the early mediaeval canoe from Llan-gors and the sunken dug-outs of Wales and the Marches. Borth] : Atelier Productions, 1995.

Parry, Edward G. Llyn Llan-gors: 2. The historical background. Brycheiniog 22 (1987), p. 36-9




You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llan-gors area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

Church of St Paulinus, Llangorse 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 1693-1789, 1794-1965; Marriages 1693-1753, 1756-1971; Burials 1693-1789, 1794-1927. 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

The Breacon Beacons and Llangorse Lake on the Dave Newbould website.

Walk Wales site - pictures of walk around Mynydd Llangorse, Mynydd Troed, the lake and Allt yr Esgair.

The Middle Usk: Brecon and Llangorse on the Historic Landscape Characterisation site.

Family Search have an interactive map called "England and Wales Jurisdictions 1851" showing parish (and other) boundaries with optional background maps such as Ordnance Survey. There is also a Search facility, do read the guidance notes to get maximum benefit from this useful resource. See here for further background information to assist in the interpretation of this data

Places, villages, farms etc., within Llangorse 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)

  • Llangorse [41] - Bwlo, Cae Cottrel, Caenant, Capel, Cathedine fawr, Cefn-y-wern, Cockit, Crugian, Cwm, Cwrt-y-Prior, Heol-ddu, Llangorse, Llwyn-bedw, Mynydd Llangorse, Pendre, Pen-llanafel, Tref-Einon, Trefeinon Station.

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Historical Geography

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