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LLANFIHANGEL DYFFRYN ARWY / MICHAELCHURCH-ON-ARROW

"MICHAEL-CHURCH, a parish in the hundred of PAINSCASTLE, County of RADNOR, SOUTH WALES, 4 1/2 miles (S. W.) from Kington, containing 159 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church, is situated at the south-eastern extremity of the county, bordering upon Herefordshire, and is sometimes called Michael-Church upon Arrow, from its position on the banks of that river : it extends about four miles in length and three miles in breadth,...................The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Kington, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Hereford. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, ............ This parish has the privilege of sending poor children to he gratuitously instructed in the free grammar school of Kington, in the county of Hereford. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor is 119..........."  ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, Samuel Lewis, 1833)

Bibliography

Davies, D Stedman       Michaelchurch on Arrow           Radnorshire Society Transactions      vol. 14  1944     Welsh Journals Online

St. Michael's, Michaelchurch-on-Arrow. [Brilley and Michaelchurch Parochial Church Council], [1963]. 7p

Church History

MICHAELCHURCH-ON-ARROW, St. Michael  1867-1869    -o n the Church plans online site

Church of St Michael, Michaelchurch-on-Arrow on the Radnorshire Churches Survey site. "St Michael's church lies in the extreme east of Radnorshire, a short distance from the border with England and 8km from Kington........"

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.

Michaelchurch-on-Arrow Parish; Statistics; Area 1926 acres; Population 87 males, 67 females, total 155 [?]

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;

Gazetteers

Manors

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

Maps

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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Llanfihangel Dyffryn Arwy / Michaelchurch-on-Arrow


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