Tal-y-bont / Buttington
"BUTTINGTON, called by the Welsh TAL Y BONT (the end of the bridge), a parish in the hundred of POOL., within the liberties of the borough of WELSH-POOL, county of MONTGOMERY, NORTH WALES, 2 miles (N. E. by E.) from Welshpool, comprising the townships of Clitterwood, Hope, and Trewern, each of which separately maintains its own poor, and containing 775 inhabitants. During the Saxon era this place was called Butdigingtune, and is remarkable as the scene of a desperate battle, in 894, between the Saxons and the Danes. ... The church, dedicated to All Saints, is built in the early style of English architecture. ... " [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833]
Shropshire/Montgomeryshire border private census. "A researcher of families from the Shropshire-Montgomeryshire border recently acquired a private census collated by an owner of land in Alberbury, Cardeston, Wollaston & Buttington, straddling the counties of Shropshire and Montgomeryshire.Unlike the civil census, this private census does not give details that are particularly useful to genealogists. Instead it gives details that will be of interest to family historians, that is, details of people's character, employment, financial status and living conditions; details which on the whole are completely lost."
Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 11, North Wales. Ed. by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones, UWP, 1981. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.
Buttington parish consisting of Cletterwood Township; Hope Township; and Trewern Township; statistics; Area 5099 acres; Population 427 males, 389 females, total 816
Church of All Saints, Buttington on the Montgomeryshire Churches Survey site
Wesleyan churches on the Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society site - Buttington, Cefn
Detailed information on deposited registers and transcripts for this parish is given on the Powys Archives page Montgomeryshire parish registers
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 1736-1948; Marriages 1736-1971 ; Burials 1736-1953 ; Banns 1824-1900
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 Herefordshire Archives NLW, SOG, Denbighshire Archives and/or Flintshire Archives
Various railway related photographs of the area and surrounds - on the People's Collection Wales site
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You can see the administrative areas in which Tal-y-bont / Buttington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- Trewern, Welshpool, deeds and papers 1728-1988 "Trewern Hall, at Buttington near Welshpool in the 15th-16th centuries was owned by the Lloyd family...................."
Map of Montgomeryshire parishes on Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society's site - shows dioceses
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ268097 (Lat/Lon: 52.680428, -3.084454), Tal-y-bont / Buttington which are provided by:
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- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
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- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Powys - A Day in the Life - Buttington School