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"LLANYRE, or LLANHIR (LLAN-HIR), a parish in the hundred of RHAIADR, county of RADNOR, SOUTH WALES, 5 miles (N.) from Builth, on the road to Rhaiadr, containing 674 inhabitants. This parish is situated between the rivers Wye and Ithon, by the former of which it is bounded on the west, and by the latter on the east. It extends five miles in length and about two miles and a half in breadth,............ The living is a vicarage not in charge, consolidated with that of Nantmel, in the archdeaconry of Brecknock, and diocese of St. David's. The church, dedicated to All Saints, ...........There are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyan Methodists, at Newbridge, on the border of the parish.........The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor amounts to 283. 12...............( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, Samuel Lewis, 1833)


Cole, E J            A Llanyre Charter of 1291/2            Radnorshire Society Transactions   Vol 25 1955          Welsh Journals Online  

Gibson-Watt, Lord of Doldowlod        The last seventy years as I remember them           Radnorshire Society Transactions, vol. 60 1990    Welsh Journals Online

Jones, M J. Chapel of treasured memory : the Quaker chapel at Llanyre, Llandrindod Wells, about 60 years ago. Country Quest 28/6 (1987), p. 18-19

Rees, Wynford. The centenary of Llanyre Parish Church Llanllyr-yn-Rhos, 1886-1986. Llanllyr-yn-rhos] : [Llanyre Parish Church], [1986?] 24p Twentieth century Llanyre : through the eyes of its people. Llanyre : Llanyre WI, [2000?] 49p

Church History

Church of St Llyr, Llanyre 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.

Llanyre Parish; Statistics; Area 5901 acres; Population 397 males, 376 females, total 773

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;

Description and Travel

Llanyre - on wikipedia

Aerial photograph of Castell Collen Roman Fort,Llanyre, 1994 - on the People's Collection Wales site 



Llanyre War Memorial - on the Roll of Honour site

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

Victorian Powys for schools site - Map of Llanyre in 1840, and 1902

Public Records

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


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