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"LLANIGON, a parish in the hundred of Talgarth, county Brecon, 2 miles S. of Hay, its post town, and 5 N.E. of Talgarth. It is situated near the banks of the river Severn, and includes the hamlets of Glynfach and Twyny-Beddau. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. David's, value £202, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church is dedicated to St. Eigion. ..." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Clew, Kenneth R. Hay on Wye, Llanigon & Capel-y-Ffin, Powys : a brief guide. Capel y Ffin : [Capel y Ffin Church], 1982.

Faulknall, W M. Chapels in Llanigon parish. Cronicl Powys. No. 25 (1991/92), p. 30-33.

Lewes, Fred. Lewes of Llangwathan: a history of the Lewes family of Llanigon and Hay and later of the Bengal Army. 1994.



Victorian Powys for schools site - Census figures for Llanigon parish 1841-1901.


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


Church History

Church of St Eigon, Llanigon 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 1712-1785, 1788-1906; Marriages 1712-1971; Burials 1712-1753, 1783-1953; Banns 1824-1976. 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

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 Llanigon 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)

  • Glyn-fach [90] - Blaen Diged Farm, Blaena, Blaenau, Brychen, Capel-y-ffin, The Castle, Llanerch, Maerdy, Parc Bach, The Tumpa, Ty'n-y-drain.
  • Llanigon [91] - Bryn-glessy, Cadwgan, Cilonw, Dan-y-capel, Ffordd-fawr, Ffordd-las, Hill Farm, Little Ffordd-fawr, Llanigon, Llanthomas, Llwyn-Barried, Llwyn-filly, Llwyn-llwyd, Llwyn-y-brain, Maes-coch, Maes-torglwyd, Maes-y-garn, Pantyfithel, Pen y Beacon, Pen-y-lan, Pen-y-wyrlod, Pennant, Plas-celyn, Twyn y Beddau, Tylau, Ty'n-yr-llwyn, Waun Croes Howell, Wenallt.

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The transcription of the section for Llanigon from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

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Historical Geography

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