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Merthyr Cynog

 

Church History

Church of St Cynog, Merthyr Cynog on the Brecknockshire Churches Survey site

Upper Chapel 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.

Dyffryn Honddu (Upper Chapel) - A parish formed out of Merthyr Cynog parish.

Court Records

Petty Sessions were first held in the nineteenth century, a minor court presided over by two or more justices or magistrates.
Records include minute books, court registers, adoption registers, licensing and ledger accounts. There is a 75 year closure period for adoption records and 30 years for the rest. Petty Sessions Records for Merthyr and Pencelli from 1935-1974 (reference: BPS/MP) have been deposited at Powys Archives

Description and Travel

The Village of Merthyr Cynog by Brian Wagstaffe

Gazetteers

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

Maps

Victorian Powys for schools site - Map of Merthyr Cynog in 1840, and 1887

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Merthyr Cynog


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