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Boughrood, Radnorshire

Historical Description

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.

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 districtHay 
DioceseSt. Davids 
Petty-Sessional DivisionPainscastle 
Poor Law unionHay 
Registration districtHay1837 - 1933
Registration districtRadnorshire West1933 - 1974
Rural DeaneryHay 

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

Church Records

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

We have transcribed the entry for Boughrood 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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