Llanfihangel Cwm Du

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"LLANFIHANGEL CWMDU, a parish in the hundred of Crickhowell, county Brecon, 4 miles N.W. of Crickhowell, its post town, and 7 S.E. of Brecknock. It is situated at the base of the Black mountains, and is watered by a tributary of the river Usk. The Roman road Via Julia Montana passed through the parish, which includes the townships of Blayney, Cenol, Cilwych, and Tretower. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David's, value £340. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, ... " [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

See alo Tretower which is in this parish




Church History

Church of St Michael, Cwmdu on the Brecknockshire Churches Survey site.

Photographs of St Michael's Church and Penuel Chapel (Cwm Rhos) on John Ball's Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection webpages.

 ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH, CWMDU - on the People's Collection Wales  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 1734-1922; Marriages 1734-1971; Burials 1734-1992; Banns 1802-1968 Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at the NLW and/or Powys Archives/Gwent Archives. Bishops Transcripts for various periods are held at the NLW, Gwent Archives and the SOG.

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 Llanfihangel Cwm-du 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)

  • Blayney / Cenol / Cilwych / Tretower [82A / 82B / 82C / 82D] - Blaenau-draw, Blaenau-fry, Blaen-y-cwm, Bwlch, Castell, Cil-faenor, Cil-helyg, Clwyd-y-graig, Coed-y-Gaer, Craig-lwyd-fawr, Cwm-du, Cwm-gu-fach, Cwm-gu-fawr, Cwm-mawr, Cwm-rhos, Dan-y-buarth, Felindre, Gaer, Gliffaes, Gliffaes-fach, Gwndwn, Half Way Inn, Heol-draw, Llangynidr Bridge, Llewenau, Llewenau Draw, Llwyfan, Llwyn-crwn, Llwynau-mawr, Maen Hir, Neuadd-fach, Neuadd-fry, Pant-y-bedi, Pen-lan, Penlan, Penmyarth, Pentre, Pentre-bach, Pen-twyn, Pen-y-caeau, Pen-y-gaer, Pen-yr-heol, Pont-y-bryn-hurt, Rhyd-fawr, Roman Road, Talsarn, Tre-graig, Tretower, Ty-uchaf, Wern.

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

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Historical Geography

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