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"PARTRISHOW, a parochial chapelry in the hundred of Crickhowell, county Brecon, 5 miles N.E. of Crickhowell, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on a branch of the river Usk. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory of Llanbedr, in the diocese of St. David. The church, dedicated to St. Ishow, is a decayed edifice, situated in a secluded spot among the mountains. It has a rood loft. In the valley below. the church is a bridge over the Gwryney, called Pont-yr-Esgob, or Bishop's Bridge, from which Baldwyn is said to have preached the Crusade." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Baker-Gabb, R. A short account of the Church of Ishow the Martyr, Parish of Patrishow, County of Brecon, Diocese of St David's. 1907?. 23p

Whaley, Simon. A ponder at Patrishow. Country Quest (Mar. 2004), p. 14


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Church History

Church of St Ishow, Patrishow 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 1728-1792, 1813-1991; Marriages 1728-1749, 1813-1971; Burials 1728-1792, 1813-1992 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

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 Partrishow 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)

  • Partrishow [79] - Y Coed, Graig, Llwyn-y-brain, Neuadd, Partrishow, Partrishow Hill, Pen-y-bair, Ty-mawr

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Historical Geography

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