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Ciltwrch (in Glasbury)

The main parish page for Glasbury with the usual information is maintained under Breconshire

This page is simply a reminder that part of Glasbury parish was in Radnorshire being on the north side of the River Wye


  • Glasbury parish is divided between Radnorshire and Brecknockshire ; before October 1844 the whole parish was in Radnorshire ( Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.).
  • GLASBURY, a parish partly in the hundred of Talgarth, county Brecon, and partly in that of Painscastle, county Radnor (The 1868 National Gazetteer)


Howse, W H          Notes on the history of Glasbury            Radnorshire Society Transactions Vol 18 1948         Welsh Journals Online

Silvester, R J & R Hankinson        Clas, church and village at Glasbury          Radnorshire Society Transactions, vol. 73 2003    Welsh Journals Online

Sylvester, Dorothy      Glasbury, Norton, and the problem of the nucleated village in Radnorshire       Radnorshire Society Transactions Vol 37  1967      Welsh Journals Online  


Church History

Rees, Thomas & John Thomas Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). The Maesyronen and Glasbury sections (in Welsh) have been extracted - with translation by Maureen Saycell (June 2009)  


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