Crucywel / Crickhowell
"CRICKHOWELL, a parish and market town in the hundred of Crickhowell, in the county of Brecon, 13½ miles S.E. of Brecknock, and 6 from Abergavenny. It is situated on the river Usk, near the Newport canal, and is said to have taken its name from the ancient British camp called Crag Hywell, situated on Bruanog Hill, near the Roman way Via Julia Montana. ... [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
Crickhowell District Archive Centre " The Archive Centre was set up in 1999, initially with Millennium funding, in order to preserve and make available locally documents relevant to the town and surrounding area, .......... "
Addis, John. Crickhowell yesterday. Cowbridge ; Bridgend : D. Brown & Sons, 1996. 122pp
Addis, John. Crickhowell yesterday : 100 years of photographs. Cowbridge : D. Brown & Sons, 1992. 114pp
Bailey, Mabel. Crickhowell : the garden of Wales. Cheltenham : Edward J. Burrow, [19--?] 60pp
Bannon, Louis. Remember Abergaveny : including the villages of Crickhowell, Gilwern, Govilon, Llanellen, Llanfoist and Llanover. Abertillery : Old Bakehouse Publications, 1995. 128pp
Bowler, Chris. Crickhowell and area tourist guide. Brecon : Blinkin Ink, . 39pp
Burrow, Ed & Co. The official handbook to Abergavenny, Crickhowell, Raglan and Usk. Cheltenham, London, 1904.
Crickhowell heritage : historical notes of Crickhowell & district. Crickhowell : Crickhowell and District Civic Society, 1983. 54pp
Gant, Robert. Domestic Service in a small market town, Crickhowell, 1851 - 1901. "This article exemplifies the importance of longitudinal studies of Victorian census materials for interpreting the characteristics and economic role of domestic servants in Crickhowell, a small market centre situated in the middle Usk valley...."
James, Cyril G. The story of St Edmund's Church. Crickhowell : St. Edmund's Church, 1995. 32pp
James, Cyril G. The story of St. Edmund's Church, Crickhowell : guide to the Parish Church of Crickhowell. Crickhowell : St. Edmund's Church, 1992. 28pp
Newsam, Alison. Wendy Boston and the bears : the history of the toy industry in Abergavenny & Crickhowell. 1998?. 48pp
Redwood, Pamela. Crickhowell Manor in 1587. Brycheiniog, 29 (1996/1997), 15-38.
The official guide to Crickhowell Rural District. . Gloucester : British Publishing  40pp
|Congregational Church, Crickhowell|
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 1633-1684 with gaps, 1700-1720, 1726-1936; Marriages 1633-1684 with gaps, 1700-1720, 1754-1944; Burials 1633-1684 with gaps, 1700-1720, 1723-1941; Banns 1824-1971 Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at the NLW, Gwent Archives and/or Powys Archives. Bishops Transcripts for various periods are held at the NLW and Gwent Archives.
Petty Sessions were first held in the nineteenth century, a minor court presided over by two or more justices or magistrates. Records include minute books, court registers, adoption registers, licensing and ledger accounts. There is a 75 year closure period for adoption records and 30 years for the rest. Petty Sessions Records from 1890-1991 (reference: BPS/CR) have been deposited at Powys Archives
Crickhowell Castle on the Castle Wales site
Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site
- Crickhowell Castle
- Engraved view of Crickhowell, c. 1835
Victorian Powys for Schools site - Crickhowell and the Usk Valley
Powys Digital History Project site - Crickhowell and the Vale of Usk, includes maps and pictures
The transcription of the section for Crucywel from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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You can see the administrative areas in which Crucywel / Crickhowell has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
This noble survey taken of the seignoye of Chrughoel & Tretowre - Johnson, Robert fl. 1587-1611 - on the People's Collection Wales site
Plan of the parish of Crickhowell in the County of Brecon - on the People's Collection Wales site
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO214200 (Lat/Lon: 51.872933, -3.143206), Crucywel / Crickhowell which are provided by:
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Places, villages, farms etc., in Crickhowell 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)
- Crickhowell  - Castle, Castle Mound, Crickhowell, Cromlech, Gilfach, Glan-nant, Greenhill, Gwern-vale, Maes-celyn, Porth Manor, Reservoir, Rifle Range, The Wern
Wooden printing press, late eighteenth century - on the People's Collection Wales site
Senior School, Crickhowell - on the People's Collection Wales site
Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site
- This photograph was taken by Tommy Allen of Crickhowell. The girls seated at the front seem to be dressed as milkmaids and those standing behind them as Little Red Riding Hood c1900
- Boy with scooter, Crickhowell, c. 1905
- Gamekeeper, Crickhowell area, c. 1900
- Early motorist at Crickhowell, 1900s
- Pony and rider, Crickhowell, c. 1900
- Vicar and his dog, Crickhowell, c. 1903
- Boy in period costume, c. 1900
- Pioneering motorcyclist, Gilwern, 1900s