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"LLANGANTEN, a parish in the hundred of Builth, county Brecon, 2 miles N.W. of Builth, its post town, and 3 N.E. of Llangammarch. It is situated on the bank of the Chweffru, which falls into the Yrfon, a tributary of the Wye. Llewellyn was killed in this neighbourhood. The Yrfon is crossed by a bridge a short distance above its junction with the Wye. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of St. David's, value £64, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Catherine, and stands on the brink of the stream. The charities amount to about £5 per annum,"[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Tomsen, Norman. Llanganten Church. Llanganten] : [Llanganten Church?], 1994. 18p


 A grave in St Cannen's church cemetery - on the People's Collection Wales  site


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Church History

Church of St Cannen, Llanganten 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 1792-1795, 1813-1998; Marriages 1754-1812, 1837-1971; Burials 1792-1795, 1813-1984 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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Historical Geography

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