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"LLANYWERN, a parish in the hundred of Penkelly, county Brecon, 4 miles E. of Brecknock, its post town, and 4 S.W. of Talgarth. This was a demesne of Brecon priory, to which it was given by Bernard Newmarch. The village consists of a few farmhouses. Theliving is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of St. David's, value £81, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Mary." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


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Church History

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Llan-y-Wern 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 1653-9, 1664, 1666, 1674, 1688-9, 1695-1708, 1711-1715, 1717-1800, 1813-1990; Marriages 1653-9, 1664, 1666, 1674, 1688-9, 1695-1708, 1711-1715, 1717-1836, 1847-1971; Burials 1653-9, 1664, 1666, 1674, 1688-9, 1695-1708, 1711-1715, 1717-1800, 1813-1962 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

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., in Llan-y-wern 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)

  • Llan-y-wern [43] - Bryn-yr-haul, Coed, Cwmbrook, Drostre, Drostre-uchaf, Gilwern, Llan-y-wern, Llwyn-rhydaf, Maes-y-garn, Pen-twyn, Waen-y-mynach Common

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Historical Geography

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