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"LLANVILLO, (or Llanfilo), a parish in the hundred of Penkelly, county Brecon, 3 miles W. of Talgarth, and 5 N.E. of Brecknock, its post town. It is situated on a branch of the river Wye. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David's, value with the curacy of Llandefailog-Tre'r-Graig, £324. The church is dedicated to St. Millburg. The charities are about £1 per annum. In the neighbourhood are traces of the Alltfillo British camp." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Victorian Powys for schools site - Llanfilo parish census figures for 1841-1901


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llanfilo area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

Church of St Bilo, Llanfilo on the Brecknockshire Churches Survey site

Extensive illustrated exploration of St Bilo's Church 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 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 1680-1739, 1786-1990; Marriages 1680-1739, 1755-1971; Burials 1680-1739, 1782-1967 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 Llanfilo 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)

  • Llanfilo [39] - Camp (×2), Court-y-plyfyn, Cwrt-tre-domen, Drostre Bank, Hillis, Llanfillo, Moat, Pen-goyfford, Pen-isa'r-pentre, Pen-y-maes, School, Trefeitha, Tre-domen, Tyle-crwn, Ty-canol.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llanfilo has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.