Pool Quay

"POOL-QUAY, a village and a chapelry in Guilsfield parish, Montgomery. The village stands on the river Severn and on the Cambrian railway, 4 miles N N E of Welshpool; has a station on the railway, and a ferryacross the Severn; and carries on a trade in the export ofbarytes. The chapelry was constituted in 1862;  ..." [From John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72 on A Vision of Britain through Time.]

A parish formed out of Cegidfa/Guilsford & Y Trallwng/Welshpool in 1863



Lewis, William J.  James Baker and the Pool Quay smelthouse. Montgomeryshire Collections 88 (2000), p. 25-35 Parish of Pool Quay : Parish Church of St.John the Evangelist: memorial inscriptions. [S.1.] : Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society , c2000 44p

Williams, David H. The Parish of Pool Quay with Arddleen (Ardd-Llîn) : a history. Aberystwyth : Rev. David H. Williams], 2003. 32p


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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.


    Church Records

    A parish formed out of Cegidfa/Guilsford & Y Trallwng/Welshpool in 1863

    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 1863-1978; Marriages 1864-1970; Burials 1863-1978
      Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at the NLW, and/or Powys Archives.  
      Bishops Transcripts - none detailed for the separate parish

    Description and Travel

    Pool Quay on the Montgomeryshire Canal

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    Historical Geography

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