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"LLAN-LLEON-VEL, a parish in the hundred of Builth, county Brecon, 2 miles N. of Llangammarch, and 6 W. of Builth, its post town. It is situated on the rivers Dulas and Irvon, and includes the township of Gwarafog. Near here runs the Roman road Caer Sws, a branch road of the Sam Helen connecting Bannium with Deva and Maridunum. ..." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Bidgood, Ruth. The Prices of Ty'nycoed, Llanlleonfel. Brycheiniog, 33 (2001), 106-113


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


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Church History

Llanlleonfel Church 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 1813-1998; Marriages 1794-1971; Burials 1813-1998 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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The transcription of the section for Llanllywenfel from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

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Historical Geography

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