"LLANLLWCHAIARN (LLAN-LLWCHAIARN), a parish partly in the newly created borough, and partly in the upper division of the hundred, of NEWTOWN, county of MONTGOMERY, NORTH WALES, 1 mile (N. E.) from Newtown, containing 2005 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the bank of the river Severn, over which is a stone bridge of three arches, completed in the year 1827,  ... and connecting those parts of the parish which are called Pen y gloddva, Frankwell, and the Basin, with the town of Newtown, of which they are almost considered as forming part.  ... An act was obtained, in the 36th of George III., for enclosing the waste lands within the manors of Cedowain, Hopton, and Over Gorddwr,  ... That part of the parish which is comprised within the boundaries of the new contributory borough of Newtown consists of the townships of Gwestydd and Hendidley.  ...  The church, dedicated to St. Llwchaiarn, who flourished at the commencement of the seventh century, was erected on the site of the ancient structure, in the year 1816, ..." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833]



Register of successful vaccinations, April 1856-February 1859, Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn. [Welshpool?] : Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society , c2001. 22 leaves


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


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.

Parish statistics; Area 4426 acres; Population 1337 males, 1438 females, total 2775

  • Llanllwchaiarn Parish Church       Rebuilt 1815       Attendance - morning 60 + 30 scholars, afternoon 20 + 15 scholars       Services in English          John Peers Parry, Licensed Curate

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

  • St Llanllwchaiarn's Church
  • All Saints' Church, Newtown, Llanllwchaiarn

Church of St Llwchaiarn, Llanllwchaern on the Montgomeryshire Churches Survey site


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 1658-1948; Marriages 1658-1975 (All Saints, Marriages 1891-1971 and Banns 1891-1949); Burials 1658-1993; Banns 1823-1932
    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 

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Historical Geography

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Public Records

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

  • Newtown and Llanllwchaearn Urban District Council, records  1892-1974