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"BETTWS PEN PONT, a chapelry in the parish of Llanspyddid, in the county of Brecknock. Brecon is its post town. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of St. David's, value £120, in the patronage of the landholders." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Haslam, Richard. Penpont, Powys : the property of Mrs. Anne Gethin Jones. Country Life 186 (1992), p. 78-81

Powell, R F Peter. The place-names of Devynock hundred : Pen-pont. Brycheiniog 21 (1984/85), p. 73-89

Rees, E H V. The parish of Penpont. Llandrindod Wells : Powys County Council, 1978.


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Church History

Bettws Penpont Church on the Brecknockshire Churches Survey site.

Photographs and history of Betws Penpont Church on John Ball's Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection webpages.


Church Records

Parish formed out of Llansbyddyd parish.

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 1813-1992; Marriages 1835-1836, 1840, 1843-1933; Burials 1814-1991; Banns 1884-1998 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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