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Llanfihangel Nant Bran

"UPPER LLANFIHANGEL-NANTBRANE, (and Lower Llanfihangel-nantbrane) a parish in the hundred of Merthyr, county Brecon, 8 miles N. W. of Brecknock, its post town, and 13 from Builth. It is situated on the river Bran, a tributary of the Usk. It is a small village. The tithes were commuted in 1839. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of St. David's, value £66. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Davies, Nora (et al). Llanfihangel Nant Bran Parish History 1851 - 1966. 1966

Church History

Church of St Michael, Llanfihangel Nant Bran on the Brecknockshire Churches Survey site.

 BETHEL CHAPEL, LLANFIHANGEL NANT BRAN - on the People's Collection Wales  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 1813-1991; Marriages 1813-1819, 1835-1971; Burials 1813-1991 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.

Description and Travel

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales  site

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 Llanfihangel Nant Bran 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)

  • Llanfihangel Nant Bran [33] - Blaen-Dyryn, Blaen Egnant, Blaen-Talar, Camnant, Carnau, Cilgwyn, Cwm-Llythin, Ffinant, Garn-Wen, Glyn-llwyd, Gwar-y-felin, Llanfihangel-Nant-Bran, Llyn Dwr, Maen Richard, Maerdy, Penstar, Pentre-gwyn, Pentre-Lloegr, Pen-twyn, Pwll-llaca, Rhiw, Rhome, Rhulan, Soar, Tir-cyd, Tir-y-felin, Ty-isaf, Y Graig, Ynys-hir

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