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Llanfihangel Tal-y-llyn

"LLANFIHANGEL-TAL-Y-LLYN, a parish in the hundred of Talgarth, county Brecon, 4 miles E. of Brecknock, its post town, and 9 N.W. of Crickhowell. It is situated, as its name implies, on a lake called Llyn Savaddan. This property has bean held successively by the families of Walwyn, Wynter, Phillips, and others, and is now possessed by that of Bold. The village consists of a few farm-houses. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David's, value £158. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The charities are about £2 per annum. The lake abounds with perch, pike, &c."

"TAL-Y-LLYN, a village in the parish of Llanfihangel-Tal-y-Llyn, county Brecon, 4 miles E. of Brecknock. It is a junction station on the Mid Wales and Brecon and Merthyr railways. It is situated near the lake Llyn Savaddan."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


Church History

Church of St Michael, Talyllyn 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 1785-1991; Marriages 1767-1810, 1813-1971; Burials 1785-1992. 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

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Places, villages, farms etc., in Llanfihangel Tal-y-llyn 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 Tal-y-llyn [42] - Cwndwnwal, Hemley Hall, Llanfihangel Tal-y-llyn, Neuadd, Oakfield, Pen-twyn, Tal-y-llyn, Tre-Walter.

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