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"LLANDEILO-GRABAN (LLAN-DEILO-GRABAN), a parish in the hundred of PAINSCASTLE, county of RADNOR, SOUTH WALES, 6 miles (S. E. by S.) from Builth, containing 272 inhabitants. .................The parish is separated from that of Llanstephan by a stream called the Bachwy, ......................... The parish contains no village : it constitutes a prebend in the collegiate church of Brecknock, rated in the king's books at 9. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Bishop of St. David's. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Brecknock, and diocese of St. David's, endowed with 800 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Prebendary of Llandeilo-Graban. The church, dedicated to St. Teilo,................... There is a place of worship for Primitive Methodists. ..............The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor amounts to 273..........."  ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, Samuel Lewis, 1833)


Hall, Mike. The gun : Twyn y Garth, Llandeilo Graban. Cronicl Powys. No. 51 (2000), p. 39-42

Church History

St Teilo's Church, Graban - on the site

Church of St Teilo, Llandeilo Graban on the Radnorshire Churches Survey site

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by   I.G   Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,  Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.

Llandilo-Graban Parish; Statistics; Area 3059 acres; Population 131 males, 129 females, total 260

Church Records

Detailed information on deposited registers and transcripts for this parish is given on the Powys Archives page Radnorshire 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;


Land and Property

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;


Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.   Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries


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