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Llanbedr Painscastle, Radnorshire

Historical Description

Llanbedr Painscastle, a village and a parish in Radnorshire. The village stands on the river Bachhawye, a tributary of the Wye, 6½ miles NW by W of Hay; is a small place, and was once a market-town. Post town, Erwood (R.S.O.) The parish comprises 3800 acres; population, 202. A castle was founded here by the family of De Paine, passed to the Mortimers and others, and is now represented by only the vestiges of its moat. There is a lake of about a mile in circuit. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £82. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church is ancient. There are Baptist and Congregational chapels.

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.

Registration districtHay1837 - 1933
Registration districtRadnorshire West1933 - 1974

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

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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