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"LLANGYNOG, a parish in the hundred of Builth, county Brecon, 3 miles S.W. of Builth, its post town, 4 S.E. of Llangammarch, and 11 from Brecon. It is situated at the base of the Mynydd Epynt mountains. There is no village, only a few farmhouses. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of St. David's, value £69, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Cynog." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


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Church History

On the MIs page of the Powys Archives website this church is shown as 'demolished' while the Church in Wales website linked the modern Llangynog parish with Llanddewi'r Cwm parish.


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 1745-1934; Marriages 1746-1771, 1801-1837, 1844-1929; Burials 1745-1932 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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