"TREGYNON (TREV-GYNON), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of NEWTOWN, county of MONTGOMERY, NORTH WALES, 5 1/2 miles (N. by W.) from Newtown, containing 740 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the left of the turnpike road from Newtown to Llanvair, comprises about five thousand acres of arable and pasture land,  ...  The church, dedicated to St. Cynon,  ... There are places of worship for Independents and Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists ..." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833]



Victorian Powys for schools site - Census figures for Tregynon 1841-1901


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 6760 acres; Population 378 males, 340 females, total 718

  • Tregynon Parish Church               Attendance - average - 90 - 150     Service in English    " In consequence of the parish being served with another there is but one service - Morning and Evening - alternately each Sunday"          R W Morgan, Perpetual Curate
  • Tregynon Chapel, Calvinistic Methodist               Erected before 1800            Attendance - morning 27 + 28 scholars, evening 60              Richard Tilsley, Deacon
  • Gerezim, Calvinistic Methodist              Erected 1840                 Attendance - morning 51 scholars, afternoon 62, evening 48            Owen Brown, Trustee, Argoed

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of Tregynon St. Cynon

    Church of St Cynon, Tregynon on the Montgomeryshire Churches Survey site

    Transcription of the Roll of Honour at Tregynon Parish Church.


    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 1689-1891; Marriages 1680-4, 1689, 1695-1970 ; Burials 1677-81, 1685, 1689-1993 ; Banns 1823-1939
      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, Denbighshire Archives and/or Flintshire Archives  

    Description & Travel

    You can see pictures of Tregynon which are provided by:





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

    Victorian Powys for schools site - Tregynon in 1836, and 1902

    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO079982 (Lat/Lon: 52.573369, -3.360743), Tregynon which are provided by: