Boughrood, a village and a parish in Radnorshire, on the SW border of the county and the river Wye, with a station on the Cambrian railway, 4 miles NW of Talgarth, and 7 WSW of Hay. Post town, Llyswen (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Glasbury. Acreage of parish, 1722; population, 227. Boughrood Castle, on the site of an ancient baronial fortalice, of which slight vestiges remain, is a square modern mansion, and a chief residence. The scenery is wooded, romantic, and picturesque. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £166 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church is modern.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|County Court district||Hay|
|Poor Law union||Hay|
|Registration district||Hay||1837 - 1933|
|Registration district||Radnorshire West||1933 - 1974|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from 1689.
Church of England
St. Cynod (parish church)
The church of St. Cynog is a building of stone, in the Decorated style, restored and partly rebuilt during the period 1850-60, and consists of chancel, nave, with one aisle, south porch, and a tower with spire, containing 3 bells; there are two stained windows, and the church affords 130 sittings.
Directories & Gazetteers
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Land and Property
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Newspapers and Periodicals
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