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Llandysul / Llandyssil


A collected history of the communities of Llandyssil, Abermule & Llanmerewig. Abermule : Llandyssil Community Council, 1999. 146p

Brown, Roger L. Llandyssil : an uncertain rectory and an uncomfortable living. Montgomeryshire Collections 84 (1996), p. 103-13

Gibson, Alex. A cropmark enclosure and a sherd of later Neolithic pottery from Brynderwen, Llandyssil [sic], Powys. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 78 (1990), p. 11-15

Morris, Philippa. Morris, Davies and Jones in Kerry, Montgomery and Llandyssul. Cronicl Powys. No. 20 (1989), p. 53-61 Parish of Llandyssil : St. Tyssil Parish Church and Bethesda and Moriah Presbyterian Chapels (Memorial Inscriptions). [S.l.] : Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society, c1996.
PS. The author, who is still researching and has progressed much further than at the time of the article, is happy to hear from any one with relevant queries about Llandyssil ( Peach Trees, Gravesend 2401 NSW)

Smith, Douglas W. Martin Grundman of Llandyssil. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 74 (1986), p. 91


Victorian Powys for schools site - Census figures for Llandysul parish 1841-1901

Church History

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Tyssil's Church

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.

Parish statistics; Area 4071 acres; Population 408 males, 400 females, total 808

  • Llandyssil Parish Church         Erected c 1537        Attendance - morning 93 + 45 scholars, afternoon 40 + 50 scholars           Services in English          D G Myllon, Rector; John Sturkey, Curate
  • Llandyssil Chapel, Wesleyan Methodist                      Erected 1827             Attendance - morning 50, evening 46                  Thomas Pryce, Trustee of the Chappel, Bryntalch
  • Gorus, A Meeting House, Primitive Methodists            Kitchen of a dwelling house               Attendance - afternoon 20                  Richard Richards, Occupier
  • Dingle, Calvinistic Methodists          Erected 1849                 Attendance - morning school (39?), afternoon 23                   John Whittington, Manager, Abermule Factory
  • Jews Common, Abermule, Wesleyan Methodist          Erected 1832              Attendance - afternoon 32                   Thos Brumford, Chapel Keeper, Common, nr Abermule
  • Cefn-y-Coed, Primitive Methodist              Erected 1800     House used exclusively as a place of worship           Attendance - afternoon 46           John Stephens, jnr, Local Preacher, White Stall
  • Primitive Methodist     A room at the Farmhouse                Attendance - evening 80                David Morris, Class Leader
  • Bethesda, Calvinistic Methodists              Erected c 1830       Also used as a Day School          Attendance - morning 29, afternoon 40 scholars, evening 52            Athelston Owen, Manager and Schoolmaster
  • Cloddiau, Baptist           Dwelling house                 Attendance - afternoon 40       "The Religious meeting is held every other Sunday"         John Evans, Occupier, Claddiau

This church is not included in the CPAT's Montgomershire Churches Survey (which covered pre C19th churches only), I understand that the present church, built 'c 1865' is still in use, and that the earlier church only has a porch surviving and a graveyard

Church Records

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 1689-1889; Marriages 1689-1971; Burials 1689-1960
    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, Denbighshire Archives and/or Flintshire Archives 

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llandysul / Llandyssil 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 SO197952 (Lat/Lon: 52.548676, -3.185679), Llandysul / Llandyssil which are provided by:

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

Victorian Powys for schools site - Map of Llandysul in 1843, and 1901

Public Records

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

  • Llandyssil Parish and Community Council Records  1894-1976