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Llanafan Fawr

"LLANAFAN-FAWR, a parish in the hundred of Builth, county Brecon, 5 miles N.W. of Builth, its post town. It is situated on a tributary of the river Wye, and contains the hamlet of Llysdinam. The parish is large, hilly, and mostly used as pasture. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. David's, value with the curacies of Llanafan-Fechan, Llanfihangel-Abergwissin, and Llanvihangel-Bryn Pabuan, annexed, £273, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Avan, whose monument it contains. The charities consist of a share of Powell's at Brecon."

"LLYSDINAM, a hamlet in the parish of Llanafan-fawr, hundred of Builth, county Brecon, 5 miles N.W. of Builth. The princes of Brecknock had a seat here."

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

Bibliography

Adams, Rob. By no means all called Jones : the surnames of Llanafan Fawr Part 1 Cronicl Powys. No. 56 (Aug. 2002), p. 32-36. And Part 2 in Cronicl Powys. No. 57 (Dec. 2002), p. 34-37

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Church History

Church of St Afan, Llanafan Fawr 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 1720-1759, 1762-1991; Marriages 1720-1770, 1813-1971; Burials 1720-1759, 1762-1992; Banns 1790-1840, 1888-90, 1948-55 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.

Eglwys Oen Duw parish was formed in 1874 out of Llanafan Fawr, Llanfihangel Abergwesyn, Llanlleonfel and Llangamarch parishes, extant records are:

  • Baptisms 1866-1987; Marriages 1867-1971; 1875-1987 (NLW and/or Powys Archives)

Description and Travel

Llanafan Fawr castle on the Castle Wales site

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