This section of our website will eventually provide details such as church and chapel records, photographs, histories, and maps of each of the parishes in Breconshire from a local perspective. As we are creating a separate webpage for each of the seventy or so parishes in the county, this is a major long-term project. Since February 2014, we have been adding snippets of information to each of the Breconshire parish pages, working in alphabetical order. The links in the table below become live as information is added.
Note 1: Those who are unfamiliar with Breconshire may find it helpful to study our county map showing all the parishes in Breconshire, and to read a general overview of the parishes in the county.
Note 2: The 75 parishes listed in the table include only the 'ancient parishes' of Breconshire. The table does not include any of the newer parishes created in the 19th and early 20th centuries. If the place you are seeking is not included, study our Gazetteer page to identify the mother parish in which it was originally situated.
Note 3: See here for details of which parish church/chapel records have been and are being transcribed by our transcription team.
Note 4: This is very much a work in progress. The contents of the table of parishes and the individual parish pages are subject to revision.
|Parishes A-H||Parishes L||Parishes L||Parishes L-Y|
|Aberyscir||Llanafanfechan / Llanfechan||Llanfihangel Fechan (chapelry)||Llanwrtyd|
|Alltmawr||Llanbedr Ystrad Yw||Llanfihangel Nant Bran||Llanynys|
|Battle||Llanddeti / Llanthetty||Llanfihangel Talyllyn||Llanywern|
|Brecon, Christ College||Llanddew||Llanfilo||Llyswen|
|Brecon, St David (Llanfaes)||Llanddewi Abergwesyn||Llanfrynach||Llywel|
|Brecon, St John ** (see below)||Llanddewi'r Cwm||Llangammarch||Maesmynys|
|Brecon, St Mary||Llandefalle / Llandyfalle||Llanganten||Merthyr Cynog|
|Bronllys||Llandeilo'r Fân||Llangasty Talyllyn||Nant Ddu / Capel Nant Ddu|
|Builth Wells||Llandulas / Tirabad||Llangatwg / Llangattock||Partrishow / Patrisio|
|Cantref||Llandyfaelog tre'r graig||Llangenni||Penderyn|
|Cathedine||Llandyfaelog fach||Llangors||Penpont (Llanspyddid)|
|Crickadarn / Crucadarn||Llanelieu||Llangynidr||Talachddu|
|Crickhowell / Crucywel||Llanelly / Llanelli||Llangynog||Talgarth|
|Defynnog||Llanfaes (Brecon, St David)||Llanhamlach||Tirabad / Llandulas|
|Garthbrengi||Llanfaes (Christ College)||Llanigon||Trallong / Trallwng|
|Glasbury||Llanfeugan / Cross Oaks||Llanlleonfel / Llanllwynfel||Vaynor / Y Faenor|
|Hay-on-Wye||Llanfihangel Bryn Pabuan||Llanspyddid||Ystradgynlais|
** ALSO: Brecon Methodist Circuits
- Brecon English Wesleyan Methodist Circuit – which included Brecon Town, but mainly north Breconshire, south Radnorshire, and (after 1833) the Herefordshire part of the Black Mountains.
- Brecon Welsh Methodist Circuit – which included Brecon Town, together with parts of the parishes of Defynnog, Llandyfaelog fach, and Llanfrynach
Can't find the parish you are seeking?
The 75 parishes listed in the table above include only the 'ancient parishes' and major chapelries in Breconshire. The table does not include any of the newer parishes created in the 19th and early 20th centuries. If the place you are seeking is not included above, study our Gazetteer page to identify the ancient parish in which it was originally situated.