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"LLYSWEN, a parish in the hundred of Talgarth, county Brecon, 6 miles S.W. of Hay, and 7 N.E. of Brecknock, its post town. It is situated on the banks of the river Wye. The princes of South Wales had a seat here. The living is a rectory in the dioc, of St. David's, value £145. Llangoed Castle and Dderw House are the principal residences." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Powell, Alan A. The Prosser family of Llyswen, Courtcoed, Glasbury and Genffordd, Talgarth : a triple connection. Cronicl Powys. No. 19 (1988), p. 45-8

Williams, Sylvia. Llyswen and Boughrood : a visitor's guide to the area . [Port Talbot] : Sylvia Williams, 1994. 40p

Williams, Sylvia. Llyswen and Boughrood walks : 4 circular walks along quiet country lanes, footpaths and the Wye Valley Trail. 1996


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


Church History

Church of St Gwendoline, Llyswen 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 1718-1981; Marriages 1718-1755, 1758-1760, 1773-1794, 1813-1836, 1839-1971; Burials 1718-1812, 1814-1980 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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