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"LLANVRYNACH, a parish in the hundred of Penkelly, county Brecon, 3 miles S.E. of Brecknock, its post town. It is situated on the banks of the river Usk and the Brecon canal. The Roman Via Julia Montana passes near this place. Brycan, Prince of Brecknock, had his seat here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David's, value £200. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to St. Brynach. The parochial charities produce about £6 per annum. Baths, coins, and other Roman remains were discovered here in the last century. This was the birth-place of Aubrey, the antiquary, who lived in the 17th century, and of other men of note. Maes Derwen and Ty Mawr are seats here." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Davies, Paul C. Rowland Watkins: Vicar of Llanfrynach, 1635-1664. Reprint from Brecon & Radnor Express 1966.


Victorian Powys for schools site - Census figures for Llanfrynach parish 1841-1901


Church History

Church of St Brynach, Llanfrynach on the Brecknockshire Churches Survey site.

History and photographs of St Brynach's Church and Mizpah Chapel on John Ball's Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection webpages.


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 1776-1935; Marriages 1754-1971; Burials 1776-1912; Banns 1823-1961 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

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

    Brecon, Llanfrynach and Talybont-on-Usk communities; part of the Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust's Historic Landscapes feature.

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    Historical Geography

    You can see the administrative areas in which Llanfrynach has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


    Names, Geographical

    Places, villages, farms etc., in Llanfrynach 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)

    • Lower Division / Upper Division [53A / 53B] - Aber-Cynrig, Blaen-Taf-Fechan, Caerau, Cefn, Cefn Cyff, Coedcae Du, Cwm-Cynwyn, Fedw-fach, Felindre, Llanfrynach, Maesderwen, Neuadd Reservoir, Rhiwiau, Tregaer, Tyle-llwyd, Ty-mawr, Tyn-y-llwyn