"LLANSAINTFFRAED, a parish in the hundred of Penkelly, county Brecon, 6 miles S.E. of Brecknock, its post town, and 7 N.W. of Crickhowell. It is situated on the river Usk and the Roman Via Julia Montana. The Brecon canal intersects the parish, which includes the village of Skethiog, formerly a possession of the princes of Powys. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David's, value £295. The church is dedicated to St. Fread, or Fried. ..." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]



Williams, Stephen W. Llansaintffread, Llanhamlach, and Llanfigan churches. 1887. 12p


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Church History

Church of St Bridget, Llansantffraed juxta Usk on the Brecknockshire Churches Survey 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 1718-1747, 1749-1986; Marriages 1718-1747, 1749-1971; Burials 1718-1747, 1749-1988; Banns 1823-1986 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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Places, villages, farms etc., in Llansanffraid 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)

  • Llansantffraed [83] - Buckland, Gwern-y-berllan, Llanfellte, Llansantffread, Maes-y-crwper, Newton, Rectory, Roman Road, Scethrog, Tal-y-bryn, The Tower

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

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