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Llanafan Fawr


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


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llanafan Fawr 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 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, LlanlleonfelĀ and Llangamarch parishes, extant records are:

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Llanafan Fawr which are provided by:

Llanafan Fawr castle on the Castle Wales site


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

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llanafan Fawr 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 site - Victorian map of Llanafan fawr and Llanfihangel Brynpabuan in 1833

Llanafan Fawr

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN969557 (Lat/Lon: 52.189839, -3.509658), Llanafan Fawr which are provided by: