Cathedin

"CATHEDINE, a parish in the hundred of Talgarth, in the county of Brecknock, South Wales, 6 miles to the E. of Brecknock. Crickhowell is its post town. It lies in a mountainous district near the border of Herefordshire, and is watered by a branch of the river Wye. In this parish is Blaenllynfi, a nominal borough of ancient date long decayed, and the site of a venerable castle built by the Normans, of which some traces remain. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David's, value £141, in the patronage of the Rev. R. W. P. Davies. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. Cathedine House is the principal residence." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Churches

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Church History

Church of St Michael on the Brecknockshire Churches Survey site

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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 1732-1991; Marriages 1732-1812, 1814-1835, 1838-1971; Burials 1732-1991 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.
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Description and Travel

Family Search have an interactive map called "England and Wales Jurisdictions 1851" showing parish (and other) boundaries with optional background maps such as Ordnance Survey. There is also a Search facility, do read the guidance notes to get maximum benefit from this useful resource. See here for further background information to assist in the interpretation of this data

Places, villages, farms etc., in Cathedine 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)

  • Cathedine [85] - Castell Blaen-Llynfi, Cathedine, Cathedine Hill, Heol-las, Nant-y-felin, Treholford, Upper Cathedine, Wern-ddu

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales  site

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Historical Geography

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