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"LLANELLY, a parochial chapelry in the hundred of Crickhowell, county Brecon, 2 miles S. of Crickhowell, and 5 W. of Abergavenny, its post town. It is situated on the rivers Clydach and Usk, and the Brecon canal passes through it. It includes the parcels of Aberbaidan and Maesgwartha, and two waterfalls. Coal and lime are obtained, and iron ore is smelted at the Clydach and Llyndach iron-works. ..." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


There are more than 30 churches identified in this place. Please click here for a complete list.

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Church History

History and Description of Llanelly Parish Church by Jeffrey Thomas.

Photographs of St Elli's Church and Bethlehem Chapel (Llanelly), and Ebenezer and English Wesleyan chapels (Clydach) on John Ball's Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection webpages.


Church Records

Detailed information on deposited registers and transcripts for this parish is given under Records Held on the Gwent 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 1701-1924; Marriages 1701-52, 1754-1933; Burials 1708-1811, 1813-1925; Banns 1842-1921 Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at the NLW and/or Gwent Archives. Bishops Transcripts for various periods are held at the NLW.

Description and Travel

Clydach Ironworks - photographs on John Ball's website.

A Photo Essay of Brynmawr by Jeffrey Thomas

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 Llanelly 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)

  • Llanelly [77] - Blackrock, Blaen Dyar, Blaen-nant, Brynmawr, Cabier Dyar, Cheltenham, Clydach, Clydach Bridge, Clydach Station, Colliery, Cwm Nant-garn, Dan-y-graig, Daren Disgwylfa, Daren-felen, Dyffryn-mawr, Gelli-felen, Gilwern, Glaslwn Court, Lime Works, Llam-march, Llanelly, Lower Common, Neuadd, Pant-y-beiliau, Pen-y-lan-fach, Tir-Gunter, Twyn Wenallt, Ty-mawr, Ty-uchaf, Ty-gwyr.

Description of Brynmawr from Theophilus Jones's The History of Brecknockshire revised in 1909.

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

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Historical Geography

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