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Boyer, Lyn. Spotlight on Talgarth. Country Quest 27/10 (1987), p. 33-5

Cooke, David. Grant's guide to Hay-on-Wye, Talgarth and the Black Mountains. Hay-on-Wye : H.R. Grant & Son, [1981] 82p

First report of the Talgarth British School Committee, 1845-1846. Brecon : Anne Morgan, pr., [1846]. 8p

Ludlow, Neil. Excavations within Medieval Talgarth, Powys 1997-98. Brycheiniog 32 (2000), p. 11-48

New asylum at Talgarth. Hanes: newsletter of the Brecknock History Forum, No 10 (January 2003), 4-8.

Powell, Alan A. The Prosser family of Llyswen, Courtcoed, Glasbury and Genffordd, Talgarth : a triple connection. Cronicl Powys. No. 19 (1988), p. 45-8

Talgarth, December 10th, 1792 : At a meeting of several inhabitants of this parish held this day : It was resolved that it appears to this meeting, that at a time when in defiance of the King's late proclamation, doctrines are held, even in this part of the kingdom, so distant from the seat of government, which aim at its destruction : it becomes the inhabitants of this parish ... to declare their sentiments of attachment to it : Resolved that the inhabitants of this parish be requested to meet on Friday the 14th instant, at the Lion Inn Talgarth, at the hour of four in the afternoon : At a numerous meeting of the inhabitants ... held ... in consequence of the above advertisement ... it was unanimously resolved, that the thanks of this meeting be given to Mr. Evan Roberts, for the offer of his printing press, for the service of this association' - end of text. The meeting was chaired by Henry Allen. ... Trevecka : Printed [by Evan Roberts], 1792. An account of a loyalist meeting.

Williams, Roger G. Talgarth in photographs : jewel of the Black Mountains. Volume 1. Abertillery : Old Bakehouse Publications, 1995. 112p. and Vol 2 Abertillery : Old Bakehouse Publications, 1996. 112p



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Talgarth 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 History

Church of St Gwendoline, Talgarth 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 1695-1957; Marriages 1695-1971; Burials 1695-1971; Banns 1823-1840, 1850-1914. 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.

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 from 1860-1991 (reference: BPS/T) have been deposited at Powys Archives

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Talgarth which are provided by:

Talgarth on BBC website.

Places, villages, farms etc., in Talgarth 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)

  • Note: No boundaries are shown between divisions 86A, B, C, and D.
  • Talgarth Borough [86A] / Forest [86B] / Pwll-y-wrach [86C] / Trefecca [86D] / Grwyne-fechan [87] / Grwyne-fawr [88] - Blaenau, Blaenau-draw, Camp, Castell Dinas, Castle Green, Cefn, College Farm, Cwm-fforest, Cwm-ffrwd, Ddol-fawr, Dinas Well, Draen, Ffos-Rhys, The Forest, Garn Castell, Genffordd, Grafog, Gwern-y-fed, Gwrlodde, Heol-llygoden, Heol-y-cefn, Llanerch, Mental Hospital, Pant-teg, The Park, Pen-dre, Pen Drumau, Pen-y-bryn, Pen-y-genffordd, Pen-y-wern, Pen-yr-wyflod, Porthamel, Pwll-gwiber, Pwll-mawr, Pwll-y-wrach, Rhos, Rhyd-y-bont, Rifle Range, Sorgwm, Talgarth, Tredustan, Trefeca-fawr, Trefecca, Tregunter, Tre-Watkin, Troed-yr-harn, Twyn-ffrwd, Wern-fawr, Whitelow Farm, Whole House.
  • Grwyne-fechan [87] - Daren, Gader Fawr, Grwyne Fechan, Hermitage, Pen-tyle, Tal-y-maes, Tyle-du.
  • Grwyne-fawr [88] - Ffawydden, Ffordd-las, Llwyn-celyn, Pen-wyrlod.


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

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Talgarth 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 SO156339 (Lat/Lon: 51.997069, -3.230771), Talgarth which are provided by:

Victorian Powys for schools - Map of Talgarth, Llangorse and District.