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Crugion / Criggion

"CRIGGION, (or Cruggion), a township in the parish of Alberbury, hundred of Cawrse, in the county of Montgomery, 9 miles N.E. of Welshpool. It is situated on the river Severn, and is supposed by some antiquaries to be the spot where Caractacus was finally vanquished by Ostorius Scapula. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Hereford, value £108, in the patronage of V. Vickers, Esq. On Breiddon Hill, under which this village stands, is the Rodney pillar." [The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


Brown, Roger L. Poverty, despair and deceit : an administrative and clerical history of the parish of Criggion. Montgomeryshire Collections 83 (1995), p. 189-99

Carpenter, Roger. The Criggion branch of the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Light Railway. Didcot : Wild Swan, 1990. 48p Parish of Criggion : Parish Church of St.Michael : memorial inscriptions. [S.1.] : Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society , 2000. 26p


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Crugion / Criggion area or see them printed on a map.

Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 11, North Wales. Ed. by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones, UWP,   1981. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.

Criggion township statistics; Population 97 males, 92 females, total 189

  • Criggion Church       Erected prior to 1819          Attendance - morning 50 + 20 scholars, afternoon 20                Informant; Henry Jones

Church of St Michael and All Angels, Criggion on the Montgomeryshire Churches Survey site

Church Records

A parish formed out of Alberbury (Llanfihangel-yng-Ngheintyn), Shropshire in 1864. The PRs for Alberbury are at Shropshire Archives, the BTs at Herefordshire Archives

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 1829-1923, 1925-1993; Marriages 1865-1970 ; Burials 1843-1990
    Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at the NLW  
    Bishops Transcripts - none detailed for this separate parish

Description and Travel

Wooden bowls and sword from the Breidden hillfort, Criggion, near Welshpool - on the People's Collection Wales site

The secret masts of Criggion - on  BBC Wales

You can see pictures of Crugion / Criggion which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Crugion / Criggion to another place.

Land and Property

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Criggion estate, records  1847-1969     "Papers, 1847-1969, relating to the Vickers family and to their Criggion and Offley Grove estates in Montgomeryshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire........."


Map of Montgomeryshire parishes on Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society's site - shows dioceses

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ295150 (Lat/Lon: 52.728006, -3.045414), Crugion / Criggion which are provided by:

Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Bausley with Criggion Parish and Community Council Records  1761-1979  
  • Criggion Parish Council records  1882-1914