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"MOUGHTREY (MOCH-DRE), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of MONTGOMERY, county of MONTGOMERY, NORTH WALES, 3 miles (S. W.) from Newtown, containing 544 inhabitants. It constituted formerly, with the parish of Kerry, a district in the ancient province of Ferregs,  ... The church, dedicated to All Saints, ... There is a place of worship for Independents. ..." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833]


A young person's guide to Mochdre. Mochdre : Ysgol Cystennin, 1991. 64p

Leach, Tony S. The woollen industry of Mochdre - a family connection. Cronicl Powys. No. 14 (1986), p. 16-17

Longley, David. A bronze socketed axe and a blue bead from Mochdre, Clwyd. Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 32 (1985), p. 268-72 Mochdre bygones. Newtown : Mochdre Local History Group, 1985-88. Annual

Monumental inscriptions. Parish Church of All Saints. No: MM2, ; Parish of Mochdre. S.l] : Powys Family History Society, 1993. 72p

Monumental inscriptions. Pentre Baptist Chapel. No: MM3, ; Parish of Mochdre. [S.l] : Powys Family History Society, 1993. 28p

Parish of Mochdre : Parish Church of All Saints, Bethel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, New Chapel (Calvinistic Methodist), Pentre Baptist Chapel, Zoar Methodist Chapel, Step-aside village inscription : memorial inscriptions. [S.1.] : Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society, 2002. 118p

Parish of Mochdre / register of Banns: 1824-1976. Mochdre : Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society , 2001. 32p

Parish of Mochdre : register of Baptisms 1813-1866. [Welshpool] : Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society, 2002. 78p

Parish of Mochdre: register of Burials, 1813-1878. [Welshpool] : Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society , 2002. 42p


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

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

Moughtrey/Mochdu Parish statistics; Area 5025 acres; Population 273 males, 246 females, total 519

  • Moughtrey Parish Church           Attendance - usual - morning 50            Services in English                Informant; Robert Pryce, Registrar
  • Bethel, Calvinistic Methodists            Erected c 1823              Attendance - morning 20, afternoon 50 scholars, evening 55                     John Herbert, Minister, Glandulas
  • Pentrey Chapel, Baptist            Erected 1850                Attendance - morning 56, afternoon 15 scholars, evening 56               Phillip Lewis, Chapel Warden

Church of All Saints, Mochdre on the Montgomeryshire Churches Survey site

Wesleyan churches on the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society site - Zoar

Baptist churches on the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society site - Pentre

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 1682, 1685-1714, 1717-18, 1722-6, 1729-1993; Marriages 1729-1971, 1984-98; Burials 1695-1715, 1723-4, 1729-1993; Banns 1824-1976
    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 

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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

Victorian Powys for schools - Map of Mochdre in 1903, and 1839

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO072886 (Lat/Lon: 52.487369, -3.368127), Mochdre which are provided by:


Victorian Powys for schools site - The flannel industry around Newtown