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Llanymynech

"LLANYMYNECH, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Oswestry, county Salop with a part in the county of Montgomery, 6 miles S.W. of Oswestry, its post town, and 17 N.W, of Shrewsbury. It is situated on the borders of Denbighshire and Montgomeryshire, a small portion of the parish extending into those counties. ... The church is a stone edifice, in the Anglo-Norman style of architecture, erected in 1845 ..."

"CARREGHOVA, a township in the parish of Llanymynech, hundred of Chirk, in the county of Montgomery, North Wales, 5 miles to the E. of Llanfyllin. It is seated on the banks of the river Vyrnwy, not far from Offa's Dyke, and until recently formed part of the county of Denbigh. The Montgomery canal passes near it. The inhabitants of the village are chiefly employed in the mines and stone-quarries of the neighbourhood."

[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)]

Bibliography

Adams, D R. Mines and caves in the area between Llanymynech and the Dee. [Newport (Salop.)] : Shropshire Mining Club, 1972. 27p

Adams, David R. The mines of Llanymynech Hill. Newport, Shropshire : Shropshire Caving and Mining Club, 1992. 53p

Edwards, Geoffrey. History of Oswestry & Llanymynech races 1779-1940. Oswestry : Geoffrey Edwards, 1989. 53p

Gibson, Alex. The excavation of a ring-ditch at Elmtree Farm, Llanymynech, Powys. Archaeology in Wales 32 (1992), p. 15-17 Llanymynech, Pant & Carreghofa memories book. [S.l.] : Llanymynech and Pant Parish Council, [2001] 44p

Musson, Chris. Llanymynech hillfort, Powys and Shropshire : observations on construction work, 1981. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 77 (1989), p. 15-26

Oppitz, Leslie. Line that ran out of steam : [Shrewsbury to Llanymynech]. Country Quest 33/3 (1992), p. 16-17

Oppitz, Leslie. Village of phantom fiddler [Llanymynech]. Country Quest 33/4 (1992), p. 40-1

Rhodes, Neil. Views from the hill : a 2000-year history of the Llanymynech area : 20 pages of local stories and pictures. Llanymynech : The Llanymynech Amateur Dramatic Society, [2001] 20p

Villiers, Tony. The history and life of S. Agatha's Church Llanymynech. Much Wenlock : R. J. L .Smith, 1994. 20p

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.

Carreghova Township, part of Llanymynech parish; statistics; Area 1223 acres; Population 167 males, 167 females, total 334

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    "LLANYMYNECH, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Oswestry, county Salop with a part in the county of Montgomery, 6 miles S.W. of Oswestry, its post town, and 17 N.W, of Shrewsbury. It is situated on the borders of Denbighshire and Montgomeryshire, a small portion of the parish extending into those counties...." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)

    Photograph of the parish church on the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society site

    St.Agatha's Church - on the People's Collection Wales site

    Church Records

    Parish comprising the townships of Llwyntidman/Llwyntidmon and Treprennal in Shropshire and Carreghwfa/Carreghofa (formerly a detached part of Denbighshire) in Montgomeryshire

    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 1666-1867; Marriages 1666-1837 ; Burials 1666-1898
      Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at Shropshire Archives.  
      Bishops Transcripts for various periods are held at Lichfield Archives

    Description and Travel

    Llanymynech Community Project

    Llanymynech - on Wikipedia

    Llanymynech - on the Cistercian Way site

    Various landscape photographs of the area and surrounds - on the People's Collection Wales site

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    Gazetteers

    The transcription of the section for Llanymynechf rom the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

    Historical Geography

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

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    History

    Various panels produced by the Llanymynech History Society  - on the People's Collection Wales site

    Llanymynech Post Office c1919  - on the People's Collection Wales site

    A drawing entitled 'Town Hall and Paradise Row, Llanymynech' [1832]  - on the People's Collection Wales site