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Llanafan Fechan

"LLAN-AFAN-FECHAN, (or Llanfechan), a parish in the hundred of Builth, county Brecon, 3 miles S. of Llanafan-fawr. Builth is the post town. It is situated on the river Irvon. Slate is obtained, and the surface of the land is very irregular. A little to the right are Cefn-ybedd and Cwm Llewellyn, places endeared to the hearts of most Welshmen from the fact of their being the scene of the death and burial of Llewellyn-ap-Gruffydd, the last of the Welsh princes, in 1282. The living is a curacy annexed to Llan-afan-fawr. A farm here now occupies the site of the ancient seat of Gwarafog." [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 Afan, Llanafan Fechan on the Brecknockshire Churches Survey site

Victorian Powys for schools site - Rebuilding and Restoration - Llanafan Fechan

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 1799-1994 ; Marriages 1755-1797, 1801-1811, 1813-1971; Burials 1799-1998 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.

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The parish of Llanafan Fechan. 1840. Evan Jones Griffiths, Llandeilo Fawr, surveyor. Apportioned by Commissioners Blamire and Buller, because more than six months had lapsed. Second class map. Voluntary agreement. Commutation dated 20.11.1840. Shows woods, plantations and ownerships (tithable parts only). 2,283 acres commuted. Apportionment by holding. Land use details and field-names given in apportionment schedule. Tithe rent charge £115 (£38.6.8d Vicar; £76.13.4d Chanter and Chapter of St David's Cathedral).
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