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"DOLVOR, or Dolfor, a township-chapelry in Kerry parish, Montgomery; under Kerry Hill, near the boundary with Radnor, and near the Llanidloes and Newtown railway, 2¼ miles SSW of Newtown.  ... " [From John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72 on A Vision of Britain through Time.]

A parish formed out of Ceri/Kerry in 1851



A collection of Dolfor memories. [Newtown]: Dolfor Millennium Committee, [2002]. 56p

Parish of Dolfor : Parish Church of St. Paul, Dolfor Free Church, Penybryn Wesleyan Methodist Chapel : memorial inscriptions. [S.1.] : Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society, 2002. 50p

Williams, Jack. The prisoner of war camp on Dolfor Road. The Newtonian, 7 (Winter 2001), 6-9


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

  • Not shown as a separate parish - see Ceri

     Wesleyan churches on the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society site - Dolfor, Penybryn


    Church Records

    A parish formed out of Ceri/Kerry in 1851

    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 1852-1991; Marriages 1867-1968; Burials 1853-1993
      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

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    Historical Geography

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