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Llanelwedd, Radnorshire

Historical Description

Llanelwedd, a parish in Radnorshire, on the river Wye, at the boundary with Breconshire, half a mile NE of Builth. Post town, Builth (R.S.O.) Acreage, 1992; population of the civil parish, 298; of the ecclesiastical, 119. Llanelwedd Hall was an old seat of the Gwynnes. Wellfield is a seat of the Thomas family, has a beautifully wooded park on high ground above the Wye, and commands a fine view. Pencerrig House or Pen-y-Cerrig is another seat of the Thomas family, and has a fine lake in its grounds. There are remains of ancient camps. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £89 with residence. The church is dedicated to St Matthew, and is beautifully situated on the Wye.

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 districtBuilth1837 - 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.

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