Llanllyr(-Yn-Rhos) / Llanyre

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"LLANYRE, or LLANHIR (LLAN-HIR), a parish in the hundred of RHAIADR, county of RADNOR, SOUTH WALES, 5 miles (N.) from Builth, on the road to Rhaiadr, containing 674 inhabitants. This parish is situated between the rivers Wye and Ithon, by the former of which it is bounded on the west, and by the latter on the east. It extends five miles in length and about two miles and a half in breadth,............ The living is a vicarage not in charge, consolidated with that of Nantmel, in the archdeaconry of Brecknock, and diocese of St. David's. The church, dedicated to All Saints, ...........There are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyan Methodists, at Newbridge, on the border of the parish.........The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor amounts to £ 283. 12...............( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, Samuel Lewis, 1833)

Includes Newbridge-on-Wye, a hamlet in this parish



Cole, E J            A Llanyre Charter of 1291/2            Radnorshire Society Transactions   Vol 25 1955          Welsh Journals Online  

Gibson-Watt, Lord of Doldowlod        The last seventy years as I remember them           Radnorshire Society Transactions, vol. 60 1990    Welsh Journals Online

Jones, M J. Chapel of treasured memory : the Quaker chapel at Llanyre, Llandrindod Wells, about 60 years ago. Country Quest 28/6 (1987), p. 18-19

Rees, Wynford. The centenary of Llanyre Parish Church Llanllyr-yn-Rhos, 1886-1986. Llanllyr-yn-rhos] : [Llanyre Parish Church], [1986?] 24p Twentieth century Llanyre : through the eyes of its people. Llanyre : Llanyre WI, [2000?] 49p


Church History

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.

Llanyre Parish; Statistics; Area 5901 acres; Population 397 males, 376 females, total 773

  • Llanyre Chapel      Attendance - afternoon 50     1 service in English            Thomas Lloyd, Chapel Warden, Dolwoner
  • Pentre Newydd or New Bridge, Particular Baptist      Erected 1760, rebuilt 1828       Attendance -(average) general congregation 300; scholars 67         William Probert, Assistant Minister, Newbridge & Llanyre
  • Newbridge Chapel, Wesleyan Methodist                Erected 1811       Attendance - (average) general congregation 60, scholars 20          John Jones, Minister, Llanidloes

Church of St Llyr, Llanyre on the Radnorshire Churches Survey site


    Church Records

    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 1760-1903; Marriages 1759-1772, 1783, 1795-1971; Burials 1760-1963
      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   

    Description and Travel

    Llanyre - on wikipedia

    Aerial photograph of Castell Collen Roman Fort,Llanyre, 1994 - on the People's Collection Wales site 

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    Llanyre War Memorial - on the Roll of Honour site


    Land and Property

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

    • Llanbister, Llanyre and Llanddewi Ystradenni deeds   " Deeds and records, 1618-1758, relating to land in the parishes of Llanbister, 1692-1734; Llanyre, 1618-1758; Llanddewi Ystradenni, 1713-1758"  

    Public Records

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

    • Llanyre Parish and Community Council Records  1840-1999
    • Llanyre Parish Records  1868-2006