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Battle, Breconshire

Historical Description

Battle, a parish in Brecknockshire, on the river Yscir, 3 miles NW of Brecon, which is the post town. Acreage, 1600; population, 126. The surface is diversified, and commands fine views. The manor belonged to the priory of Brecon. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David; net value, £124. The church is a low building, situated on an eminence. It was restored in 1880.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyBrecknock 
ArchdeaconrySt. Davids 
County Court districtBrecon 
DioceseSt. Davids 
HundredMerthyr Cynog 
Petty-Sessional DivisionMerthyr 
Poor Law unionBrecknock 
Registration districtBrecknock1837 - 1974
Rural DeaneryBrecon 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

We have transcribed the Marriages at Battle, 1837-1920

The registers of baptisms and burials date from 1720; marriages, 1754.


Church of England

St. Cynog (parish church)

The church of St. Cynog, built early in the 14th century to accommodate inhabitants who formerly possessed a chapel attached to the priory church of Brecon (itself an offshoot of the Great Abbey of Battle in Sussex) is a small Early English building, consisting of a chancel, nave, with one porch, and a tower containing one bell: the church was restored in 1880, at a cost of £1,000, and affords 120 sittings; the church plate includes a chalice dated 1576

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Battle from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Breconshire is online.


Online maps of Battle are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers online:

Postal districtLD3
Post TownBrecon