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Davies, Roy G. The house with a soul : records of the Parrys of Tretower Court. Bristol : Tockington, c2002. 137p

Humphreys, D W. A Vaughan tombstone at Tretower Court. Brycheiniog 27 (1994-95), p. 65-8

Radford, C A Ralegh. Tretower Court and castle. Cardiff : Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments, 1985. 28p,  Rev ed. First published : Cardiff, H.M.S.O., 1969.

Robinson, David. Llys Tretwr : diosg y blynyddoedd. Etifeddiaeth y Cymro. 1 (Gwanwyn 1995), p. 20-22

The Picards or Pychards of Stradewy (now Tretower) Castle, and Scethrog, Brecknockshire, Ocle Pichard, Almaly, Staunton-on-Wye, Over Letton, Merston, Bredwardine, Hopton Hagurnel in Great Cowarne, Bishop's Stanford, Cradley, Pengethley, etc., Herefordshire, Sapey Pichard, and Suckley, Worcestershire : with some account of the family of Sapy, of Upper Sapey, Herefordshire. London : Golding and Lawrence, 1878. 183p


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

St John the Evangelist Church, Tretower on the Brecknockshire Churches Survey site.

Church Records

Formed out of Llanfihangel Cwm-du. PR include CB at Glanusk's private chapel, Penmeiarth.

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 - ; Burials 1813-1992. (Marriages 1877- with incumbent) Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at the NLW and/or Powys Archives. Bishops Transcripts - see Llanfihangel Cwm-du parish.

Description and Travel

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


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Tretower 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 SO187213 (Lat/Lon: 51.884270, -3.182646), Tretower which are provided by: