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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 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 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

You can see pictures of Llan-gors which are provided by:


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.

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.


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

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.


Victorian Powys for schools website - Map of Llangorse in 1842.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO135277 (Lat/Lon: 51.941015, -3.259788), Llan-gors which are provided by: