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Davies, David. Hanes plwyf Penderyn. Aberdar : Jenkin Howell, 1905. 165p

Davies, David. Hanes plwyf Penderyn (History of Penderyn parish). 2nd ed. Aberdar : Pugh a Rowlands, 1924. 189p

In and around Penderyn : two short walks exploring the history and nature around the village. Penderyn : Penderyn Historical Society, 1998. 1 sheet

Jones, E L. Spotlights on Welsh church history : with special reference to the parish of Penderyn. Penderyn : Penderyn Historical and Cultural Society, 1998. 55p

Selwood, Ann M. The Games family of Bodwigiad, Penderyn, Breconshire. National Library of Wales Journal 24 (1985/86), p. 214-21

Selwood, Ann M. Reynold Davies of Bodwigiad, Penderyn and Streatham, London, 1752-1820. Brycheiniog 32 (2000), p. 102-11

Selwood, Nansi. Enwau caeau ym mhlwyfi Penderyn ac Ystradfellte. Llafar Gwlad 11 (1986), p. 9

Selwood, Nansi. The story of Penderyn. Penderyn : Nansi Selwood, 1990. 20p



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Penderyn area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

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 1762-1805, 1807-1990; Marriages 1754-1971; Burials 1762-84, 1807-1979; Banns 1823-95. 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.

Penderyn Community Historical Society has produced a illustrated leaflets giving historical details of Penderyn's parish church and nonconformist chapels (PDF files).

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Penderyn which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc., in Penderyn 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)

  • Penderyn [72] - Bod-wigiad, Brick Works, Caer-Howel, Cae'r-llwyn, Cefn-y-don, Coedcae-du, Court Farm, Ffrwd-isaf, Ffrwd-uchaf, Gawr-dyle, Gelli-ben-uchel, Gelli-ffynnonau, Graig-y-Ddinas, Heol-las, Lletty-Rhys, Llwyn-y-moch, Nant-ddu, Nant-moel-uchaf, Penderyn, Pentre-cae-lleia, Pen-twyn-isaf, Pen-yr-heol, Pontbren Llwyd, Sychbant, Tre-banog, Tyle-morgrug, Wern-las

View from Moel Penderyn in Brecon Beacons


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


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Penderyn has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN947088 (Lat/Lon: 51.767900, -3.527422), Penderyn which are provided by: