Dolanog (Pontdolanog)

"PONT-DOLANOG, a hamlet in Llanfihangel parish, and a chapelry partly also in Llanerfyl, Llanfair-Caereinion, and Llangyniew parishes, Montgomery. The hamlet lies on the river Vyrnwy, 4¾ miles N W of Llanfair, and 7 S W of Llanfyllin r. station. The chapelry was constituted in 1856; and its post town is Llanfyllin,  ... " [From John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72 on A Vision of Britain through Time.]

A parish formed out of Llanfair Caereinion, Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa, Llanerfyl & Llangynyw in 1856


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.

  • Not shown as a separate parish - see Llanfair Caereinion

    Visit Mid Wales site - the Ann Griffiths Walk . "Ann Griffiths (1776-1805) was a Calvanistic Methodist hymn writer who lived the majority of her life in Dolanog......"


    Church Records

    A parish formed out of Llanfair Caereinion, Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa, Llanerfyl & Llangynyw in 1856

    Detailed information on deposited registers and transcripts for this parish is given on the Powys Archives page Montgomeryshire parish registers

    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 1856-1993; Marriages 1862-1970; Burials 1855-1992
      Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at the NLW, and/or Powys Archives.  
      Bishops Transcripts - none detailed for this separate parish

    Description and Travel

    Curd mill, Dolanog, early 20th century - on the People's Collection Wales site

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    Historical Geography

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    Hanes Dolanog Group panels, Y Lle Hanes, National Eisteddfod 2015 - on the People's Collection Wales site