Llanmyrewig / Llanmerewig


"LLANMEREWIG (LLAN-YR-EWIG), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of NEWTOWN, county of MONTGOMERY, NORTH WALES, 4 miles (N. E. by E.) from Newtown, containing 201 inhabitants. This parish, which is said to have been formerly a chapelry within the parish of Llanllwchaiarn, is situated in a pleasant part of the county, near the river Severn, and is intersected by the river Mule,  ...  and the road from Abermule to Kerry, along the bank of the Mule, is highly picturesque.  ... on the banks of the Mule are some corn-mills and a flannel-manufactory.  ...  The church, dedicated to St. Llwchaiarn, is an ancient structure, ..." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833]



A collected history of the communities of Llandyssil, Abermule & Llanmerewig. Abermule : Llandyssil Community Council, 1999. 146p

Gibbings, Richard Rev & Basil Evan Jones     A History of the Parish of Llanmerewig      Collections historical & archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire   Vol 35  1910   Welsh Journals Online  

Jones, Basil Evan     Further notes on the parish of Llanmerewig          Collections historical & archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire   Vol 37  1915   Welsh Journals Online      

Lloyd, John D K. Llanmerewig Church : a short account. [Llanmerwig] : [Llanmerwig Church], [1977?] Parish of Llanmerewig, Parish Church of St Llwchaiarn : memorial inscriptions. [S.l.] : Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society, 1996. 30p




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 978 acres; Population 101 males, 87 females, total 188

  • Llanmerewig Parish Church              Attendance - morning 56 + 14 scholars          Services in English                 John Lloyd, Rector
  • Wainhouse, Wesleyan Methodists           Dwelling house            Attendance - evening 35             Charles Stephens, Steward

    Church of St Llwchaiarn, Llanmerewig on the Montgomeryshire Churches Survey site


    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 1661, 1663-6, 1670-4, 1676-85, 1688-1993; Marriages 1670-4, 1676-85, 1688-1971; Burials 1663-6, 1670-4, 1676-85, 1688-1993; Banns 1825-1982
      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 Cedewain, parish of Llanmerewig 1681? & 1686- on the NLW site


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    Historical Geography

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

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    Public Records

    Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

    • Llanmerewig (Llanmyrewig) Parish Council records  1947-1967