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Bettws Disaerth, Radnorshire

Historical Description

Bettws-Disaerth, a parish in Radnorshire, on the river Edw, 5 miles W by S of Llandrindod station on the L. & N.W.R., and 7 ENE of Builth. Post town, Llandrindod (R.S.O.) Acreage, 1936; population of the civil parish, 92; of the ecclesiastical, with Llansaintffread in Elvel, 363. The living was formerly annexed to the rectory of Disserth, but was separated from it in 1887 and joined to Llansainfc-ffread in Elvel. The ancient church has been replaced by a modern building of red brick.

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 CountyRadnorshire 
County Court districtBuilth 
DioceseSt. Davids 
Petty-Sessional DivisionColwyn 
Poor Law unionBuilth 
Rural DeaneryElwel 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1731.


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is a building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and a turret containing one bell: it was rebuilt in 1872 at a cost of £667, and affords 86 sittings.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bettws Disaerth from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Radnorshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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