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"MAES MYNIS, a parish in the hundred of Builth, county Brecon, 1 mile S.W. of Builth, its post town. The rivers Donhiw and Irvon flow through the parish, which includes the village of Nantyain. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David's, value £128, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is a small ancient edifice dedicated to St. David. The charities amount to about £8 per annum."

"NANTYAIN, a village in the parish of Maes-Mynis, county Brecon, 2 miles S.W. of Builth. It is situated in a valley between the rivers Donhiw and Irvon."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


St David, Maesmynis
Congregational / Independent
Salem Chapel, Maesmynys

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Church History

Church of St David, Maesmynis 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 1684-1713, 1743-1780, 1813-1991; Marriages 1684-1836, 1838-1971; Burials 1684-1992; Banns 1805-1850 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.

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Historical Geography

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