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 6635 acres; Population 390 males, 376 females, total 766
- Manafon Parish Church - no return
- Beulah Chapel, New Mills, Calvinistic Methodist Erected 1822/3 Day school Attendance - morning 23 + 52 scholars, afternoon 80 scholars, evening 27 + 71 scholars John Parry, Leader, Birch House, Tregynon
- Sion, Wesleyan Methodist Erected 1842 Attendance - morning 29, afternoon 44, evening 50 David Edwards, Deacon, Penybryn, Manafon
Church of St Michael, Manafon on the Montgomeryshire Churches Survey site
Rees, Thomas & John Thomas Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). The Manafon section, Byrwydd chapel (in Brynhwdog) (in Welsh) has been extracted - with translation by Maureen Saycell (Aug 2009)