"ABERYSCIR, (or Aber-esgair, or Aber-escir), a parish in the hundred of Merthyr Cynog, in the county of Brecknock, South Wales, 2 miles W. of Brecknock. It derives its name from its situation on the river Yscir, near its junction with the Usk. The Yscir is here crossed by two bridges, the Pont ar Yscir, and the Pont ar Vrau; and the Usk by Aberbran Bridge, ... " [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868). Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Jones, G. The Havards of Aberyscir. Cronicl Powys. No. 55 (Apr 2002), p. 36-40


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Church History

Church of St Cynidr and St Mary, Aberyscir - on the Brecknockshire Churches Survey site.


Church Records

Detailed information on deposited registers and transcripts for this parish is given under Breconshire Parish Registers on the Powys Archives website

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 1802-1990; Marriages 1755-1833, 1838-1971; Burials 1802-1991 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

Description and Travel

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Places, villages, farms etc within Aberysgir parish as shown on the parish map on the CD of Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.) (Extracted by John Ball)

  • Aberyscir [59] - Aberyscir, Cusop, Ffinant, Gwern-y-gof, Llwyn-llwyd, Pont-ar-Fran, Ynys-gyfarch, Ynys-y-moch

A Short Guide to Brecon Gaer Roman Fort - "Brecon Gaer (OS national grid reference SO00332966), also known as Y Gaer, is situated in fields belonging to Y Gaer farm near Aberyscir just north of the river Usk...."

A Castle Wales page - Aberyscir castle

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The transcription of the section for Aberysgir from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

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Historical Geography

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