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"LLANELWETH (LLAN-ELWEDD), a parish in the hundred of COLWYN, county of RADNOR, SOUTH WALES, nearly 1 mile (N. E.) from Builth, containing 182 inhabitants. This parish is pleasantly situated on the river Wye, by which it is separated on the south and south-west from the parish of Builth, in the county of Brecknock, and is intersected by the turnpike road from that place to Newtown in Montgomeryshire, ............. This parish constitutes a prebend in the collegiate church of Brecknock, rated in the king's books at £ 6. 10., and in the patronage of the Bishop of St. David's. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the arch-deaconry of Brecknock, and diocese of St. David's, endowed with £ 800 royal bounty, and in the patronage of Edward David Thomas, Esq.,........... The church, dedicated to St. Matthew, ........... The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £ 83. 16 . .........." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, Samuel Lewis, 1833)
Bidgood, Ruth. Lawrence families of the Builth and Llanelwedd area in the 18th and 19th centuries. Radnorshire Society Transactions, vol. 59 1989 Welsh Journals Online
Davies, D Stedman Extract from the diaries and account book of Thomas Jones, Pencerrig Radnorshire Society Transactions, vol. 12 1942 Welsh Journals Online
Musson, Chris. Cwrt Llechrhyd, Llanelwedd : an unusual moated site in central Powys. Medieval Archaeology 32 (1988), p. 97-109
Oliver, R C B Pencerrig; a house at the top of the rocks Radnorshire Society Transactions Vol 39 1969 Welsh Journals Online
Oliver, R C B. The Hartstonges and Radnorshire Radnorshire Society Transactions vol. 45 1975 Welsh Journals Online
Oliver, R C B (ed) The Diary of Captain Frederick Jones Radnorshire Society Transactions Vol 53 1983 Welsh Journals Online & vol. 60 1990 Welsh Journals Online & vol. 61 1991 Welsh Journals Online
Owen, DE Notes on antiquities in the Parish of Llanelwedd Radnorshire Society Transactions Vol 18 1948 Welsh Journals Online
Church of St Matthew, Llanelwedd 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.
Llanelwedd Parish; Statistics; Area 2020 acres; Population 91 males, 112 females, total 203
- Llanelwedd Parish Church Attendance - morning 49 1 service in English Hugh Vaughan, Curate
- Fforddlas Independents or Congregationalists Erected 1834 A Farm House Attendance - (average) evening 30 + 15 scholars "Service held on a weekday once in the month" Septimus Davies, Superintendant, Fforddlas, nr Builth
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;
- Baptisms 1773-1981; Marriages 1796-1971; Burials 1773-1982
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
You can see pictures of Llanelwedd which are provided by:
You can see the administrative areas
in which Llanelwedd has been placed at times in the past.
Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Llanelwedd St Matthews War Memorials - on the Roll of Honour site
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- D. Edmondes Owen Papers "Includes - Cuttings and other memorabilia relating to the ministry at Morriston and Llanelwedd, 1897-1910................. notes on the history of the parish of Llanelwedd; tithe rent-charges, [c. 1900]-1910; account book of the Builth Pageant, 1904-1905;............."
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
Victorian Powys for schools - Map of Llanelwedd in 1840, and 1888
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO046517 (Lat/Lon: 52.155274, -3.395928), Llanelwedd which are provided by: