"LLANDISILIO (LLAN-DYSILIO), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of DEYTHUR, county of MONTGOMERY, NORTH WALES, 8 miles (N. N. E.) from Welshpool, on the road to Oswestry, containing 623 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Tysilio, a saint who flourished in the sixth century, is situated on the river Vyrnwy, by which it is separated from the county of Salop, and at no great distance from its influx into the Severn : the Montgomeryshire canal passes through the western part of it.  ... The church is a neat edifice, in the early style of English architecture, and contains "several good monuments to the memory of deceased members of the family of Lloyd of Domgay. There is a place of worship for Calvinistic Methodists. ..." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833]



Barford, P M. Iron spearhead and javelin from Four Crosses, Llandysilio, Powys. Medieval Archaeology 30 (1986), p. 103-6

Brown, Roger L. Patronage, fees and fixtures : some notes on the history of the parish of Llandysilio. Montgomeryshire Collections 85 (1997), p. 101-4

Owen, Glyn. Pit alignments at Four Crosses, Llandysilio, Powys. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 77 (1989), p. 27-40 Parish of Llandysilio : memorial inscriptions. [S.l.] : Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society, 1997. 75p

Pryce, Thomas. History of the parish of Llandysilio. Oswestry : Printed by Woodall, Minshall, Thomas and Co., 1899-1902. 244p. Reprinted from the Montgomeryshire Collections, 1899-1902.   

Pryce, Thomas. History of the parish of Llandysilio.    Collections historical & archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire and its borders Pt 3   Vol 32  1902   Welsh Journals Online & Pt 4    Vol 32  1902   Welsh Journals Online

Warrilow, Walt. Eight ring-ditches at Four Crosses, Llandysilio, Powys, 1981-85. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 52 (1986), p. 53-87




Church History

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.

Parish statistics; Area 3141 acres; Population 271 males, 286 females, total 557

  • Llandisilio Parish Church
    • Attendance (usual) - morning 150 + 30 scholars, afternoon 40 +30 scholars
    • Services in English
    • Informant; Maurice Jones
  • Domgay Chapel, Co Montgomery, Congregationalist
    • Attendance - morning 40 scholars, afternoon 70 + 20 scholars, evening 150 + 30 scholars
    • "At present without a Pastor depending upon Supplies"
    • ;David Jones, Deacon, Llandrinio, Oswestry

Church of St Tyslio, Llandysilio on the Montgomeryshire Churches Survey site

Rees, Thomas & John Thomas. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the entry from this book for Domgay  chapel (in Welsh ) - with translation


Church Records

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 1662-1735, 1737, 1740-1963; Marriages 1663-1735, 1740-1971; Burials 1662-1733, 1740-1986; Banns 1919-1975
    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, Denbighshire Archives and/or Flintshire Archives

St Asaph Notitiae; Deanery of Bromfield and Yale, parish of Llandysilio, Montgomery 1681 - on the NLW site


Description & Travel

Various landscape photographs of the area and surrounds - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Llandysilio which are provided by:





Map of Montgomeryshire parishes on Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society's site - shows dioceses

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ280186 (Lat/Lon: 52.760213, -3.068919), Llandysilio which are provided by: