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Llandyfaelog Fach

"LLANDEFAILOG-FACH, a parish in the hundred of Merthyr, county Brecon, 3 miles N.E. of Brecon, its post town, and 11 from Builth. It is situated on the banks of the small river Honddu, and the old Roman road Sarn Helen, which passes through the parish. It includes the township of Llanfihangel-Feehan. The ground, though hilly, is well adapted for agriculture. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David's, value £368, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to St. Tyvaelog, was, with the exception of the old tower, rebuilt in 1831. It contains the monuments and tombs of the Powel, Watkins, and other families. There is also the district church of Llanfihangel-Fechan, the living of which is a perpetual curacy, value £65. The charitable endowments produce about £12 per annum. Llandefailog House and Glan Honddu are the principal residences."[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 Maelog, Llandefaelog Fach 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 1715-1754, 1762-1779, 1783-1981; Marriages 1715-1754, 1783-1971; Burials 1715-1754, 1762-79, 1783-1980; Banns 1787-1812, 1865, 1910, 1938-1979 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 and/or the SOG.

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 Llandyfaelog Fach 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)

  • Glan Honddu [35] - Allt y Brain, Cefn-coed, Cefn Sarnau, Coed, Glan Honddu, Gwenffrwd, Llandefaelog-fach, Llethr-y-gynuen, Llwyncelyn, Pentwyn, Pytin-glas, Roman Road, Sarnau
  • Llanfihangel Fechan [36] - Beili-Griffith, Bwlch-henllan, Castle Madoc, Coygen, Cwm-Gwilym, Gaer Fawr, Llanfihangel-fechan, Llethr-Cynon, Lower Chapel, Roman Road, Twyn-y-Gaer, The Vale

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Historical Geography

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