Llanfihangel Nant Melan
"LLANVIHANGEL-NANT-MELAN (LLAN - VI - HANGEL-NANT-MELAN), a parish in the liberties of the borough of NEW RADNOR, county of RADNOR, SOUTH WALES, 2 1/2 miles (W. S. W.) from New Radnor, containing 410 inhabitants, of which number, 284 are in the township of Llanvihangel-Nant-Melan. ..............The village, though small, is of more prepossessing appearance than many in this part of the principality, and is considerably enlivened by the traffic occasioned by the roads from Hereford to Aberystwith, and from Knighton and Presteign to Builth, in the county of Brecknock, which pass through the parish. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Brecknock, and diocese of St. David's, rated in the king's books at £4. 13. 4., endowed with £ 600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the King, as Prince of Wales. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, ........... Lady Joan Hartshorne bequeathed a house and about twenty-five acres of land, for the support of a school for the gratuitous education of poor children of this parish, and also of the parishes of Old Radnor and Gladestry. .............The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor is £ 190. 8..........." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, Samuel Lewis, 1833)
- Ferris, J P & R C B Oliver A agricultural improvement of 1674 at Trewern, Llanfihangel Nant-Melan Radnorshire Society Transactions Vol 42 1972 Welsh Journals Online
- Stratton, J A The 1720 terriers of Cregrina and Llanfihangel nantmelan Radnorshire Society Transactions vol 48 1978 Welsh Journals Online
Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by I.G Jones, & D. Williams. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.
Llanvihangel-Nantmellan Parish consisting of the Township of Trewern and Gwythla and part of Llanvihangel-Nantwellan Township with part of Llandegley Parish; Statistics; Area 8250 acres; Population 231 males, 206 females, total 437
Church of St Michael, Llanfihangel Nant Melan on the Radnorshire Churches Survey site
Llanfihangel-Nant-Melan church on the People's Collection Wales site
Detailed information on deposited registers and transcripts for this parish is given on the Powys Archives page Radnorshire 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 1700-1929; Marriages 1700-1809, 1813-1971; Burials 1700-1991; Banns 1823-1839, 1888-1975
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
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Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348. Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county
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Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- Llanfihangel Nant Melan Parish Council Records 1909