"RULEN (RHULEN), a parochial chapelry in the hundred of COLWYN, county of RADNOR, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (E. by S.) from Builth, containing 119 inhabitants. Its surface is hilly, and its soil for the most part barren, the whole consisting of about five hundred acres of enclosed, and three hundred of unenclosed, land : it is skirted on the west by the river Edwy. In civil matters it forms an independent parish, but is ecclesiastically regarded as a chapelry consolidated with the vicarage of Glascomb, ........... In the king's books it is described as a chapel to Glascomb, of the certified value of £4. 13. 4. The chapel, dedicated to St. David, ..............Ten shillings per annum have been left to the poor by some unknown benefactor. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £116.5."( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, Samuel Lewis, 1833)
Morris, S T. My eccentric kinswoman Eliza Lloyd of Rhulen (1855-1929). Cronicl Powys, No. 34 (April 1995), 21-24.
Church of St David, Rhulen on the Radnorshire Churches Survey site
See Welsh Chapels and Churches for St David's Church
Rhulen Parochial Chapelry; Statistics; Area 756 acres; Population 56 males, 58 females, total 114
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;
Rhiwlan War Memorial - on the Roll of Honour site
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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