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Pontnewydd-ar-Wy / Newbridge-on-Wye

"NEWBRIDGE, or Newbridge-on-Wye, a hamlet on the S W border of Radnor; on the river Wye, and on the Llanidloes, Builth, and Talyllyn railway, 7¼ miles S S E of Rhayader. It has a station on the railway, a post-office under Builth, Breconshire, and a great fair on 17 Oct." [John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870-72 on Vision of Britain]

An ecclesisatical parish formed out of Llanafan Fawr, Breconshire and Llanllyr/Llanyre, Radnorshire in 1882



Hinchcliffe, J B. 120 views of Builth Wells : Llandrindod Wells, Elan Valley Waterworks, Llanwrtyd Wells, Llangammarch Wells, Newbridge-on-Wye, Rhayader etc. Builth Wells : J.B. Hinchliffe, [1909] 36p

Jones, Patricia A              The use of pupil teachers at Newbridge on Wye school, 1872-1907         Radnorshire Society Transactions   Vol 56  1986         Welsh Journals Online    

Llewelyn, Charles Venables Bart          The Old Wye Bridge at Newbridge-on-Wye      Radnorshire Society Transactions Vol 3 1933           Welsh Journals Online

Slater, F M. Newbridge-on-Wye : a brief guide for visitors. [Newbridge-on-Wye] : University of Wales College of Cardiff, 1990. 42p


Church History

  • No entry for this parish as it wasn't created until 1882 but see under Llanllyr/Llanyre,

Church Records

An ecclesisatical parish formed out of Llanafan Fawr, Breconshire and Llanllyr/Llanyre, Radnorshire in 1882

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 1883-1966; Marriages 1883-1982; Burials 1884-1992; Banns 1883-1996
    Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at the NLW and/or Powys Archives.  
    Bishops Transcripts - none detailed

Description and Travel

Old wooden bridge at Newbridge-on-Wye, c. 1900 on the People's Collection Wales site

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Historical Geography

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Newbridge-on-Wye War Memorial - on the Roll of Honour site

Letter from the Cambrian Steam Bakery, Newbridge-on-Wye, 1915 - on the People's Collection Wales site


Land and Property

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

  • Venables-Llewelyn collection, Llysdinam Estate  1781-1979    "The Llysdinam estate was owned by the Venables family of Llysdinam, Newbridge-on-Wye, Brecknockshire, which descended from Joseph Venables of Llysdinam, who married Elizabeth Davies in 1723. ................."

Public Records

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

  • Newbridge-on-Wye Parish Records  1873-1882