"LLANGUNIDER, (or Llangynider), a parish in the hundred of Crickhowell, county Brecon, 4 miles N.W. of Crickhowell, its post town, and 8 S.E. of Brecknock. It is situated near the foot of the Bwlch mountains on the river Usk and the Brecon canal. The Trivel tram-road passes through it. The parish includes the townships of Blainey, Duffryn and Fro Collieries, quarries, and the Clydach ironworks are the chief sources of employment. In the neighbourhood of the village are Duffryn, Crownan, and Buckland Mill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David's, value £418. The church is dedicated to St. Cynydr. ..." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Anthony, Michael. Persondy field, Llangynidr: excavations, September 2002. Hanes: newsletter of the Brecknock History Forum, No 11 (May 2003), 3-4.

Watkins, Dorothea. An introduction to the history of Llangynidr. Llangynidr Local History Society, 1986. 28p

Wibberley, Martin (ed). Shadows in a Landscape: Llangynidr, the evolution of a community. Llangynidr Local History Society, 2000. 298p



Victorian Powys for schools site - Census figures for Llangynidr parish 1841-1901.


Church History

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

Photograph and history of St Cynidr and St Mary's Church 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 1783-1992; Marriages 1754-1989; Burials 1783-1992; Banns1852-1939 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.
You can see pictures of Llangynidr which are provided by:



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


Historical Geography

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



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO132148 (Lat/Lon: 51.824663, -3.261309), Llangynidr which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

Places, villages, farms etc., in Llangynidr 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)

  • Blainey with Duffryn/Vro [75A / 75B] - Beiliau, Blaen Onneu, Blaen-y-cwm, Chwar Blaen-Onneu, Cefn-crug, Clais-vair, Coed-yr-ynys, Croft, Cwm-Crawnon, Cyffredin, Dan-y-wern, Duke's Table, Dukestown, Dyffryn Crawnon, Ffos-y-Wern, Gwern-fid, Highmeadow, Llangynidr, Llwyn-celyn, Llwyn-yr-yn, Llyn y Garn-fawr, Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Nant-y-bwch, Neuadd, Odyn Fach, Pant-llwyd, Pant-y-ddraenen, Pwll Court, Pyrgad, Rassa, Reservoir, Rhyd y Milwyr, Tafarnau-bach, Tramway, Trefil, Trefil Quarries, Ty-Sheriff, Waen-ddu, Waun-llech, Wern