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"LLANSPYDDID, a parish in the hundred of Devynnock, county Brecon, 2 miles W. of Brecknock, its post town. It is situated on the Roman Via Julia Montana, and is watered by the river Usk. The parish includes the townships of Modrydd and Pen-Pont. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. David's, value £100. The parish church, dedicated to St. Cattwe, ... " [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Meredith, William L. The genealogy of Charles Lee Lee Williams of the family of Williams of Llanspyddid, Breconshire. Gloucester: [Gloucester Welsh Society], [1909] 30p


Llanspyddid Community Website includes fully indexed and illustrated Monumental Inscriptions for St Catwg's Churchyard.


St Cadog, Llanspyddid
Congregational / Independent
Libanus United Reformed Church, Libanus

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Church History

Church of St Catwg, Llanspyddid on the Brecknockshire Churches Survey site.

Church of St Catwg, Llanspyddid on the Llanspyddid Community Website 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 1699-1811, 1813-1983; Marriages 1699-1971; Burials 1699-1811,1813-1909 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.

Llanspyddid Community Website includes fully indexed and illustrated Monumental Inscriptions for St Catwg's Churchyard.


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 Llanspyddid 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)

  • Modrydd [55] - Baddegar, Cilwhybert, Corn Du, Craig Byllfa, Cwm-llwch, Cwrt Gilbert, Hollybush Hall, Login, Llwyn-on, Llyn Cwm-llwch, Modrydd, Obelisk, Pen-y-Fan, Pont-ar-Daf, Pont-Rhyd-goch, Rifle Range
  • Llanspyddyd [56] - Bedd Gwyl Illtyd, Bolgoed, Cefn-y-parc, Closcedi, Garn-galed, Llanspyddid, Pen-isa'r-pentre, Pen-y-wern, Tir Bull, Tir-y-ffynnon
  • Penpont [57] - Camlais, Blaen Rheon, Penpont, Pen-y-parc, Sarn Helen, Wern-fawr

Llanspyddid Community Website.

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

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Historical Geography

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