UK Genealogy Archives logo

Llansaintffraid or Llansaintffraid yn Mechan, Montgomeryshire

Historical Description

Llansaintffraid or Llansaintffraid-yn-Mechan, a village and a parish in Montgomeryshire. The village is one of the loveliest and healthiest places in Wales, is watered by the rivers Tannatt, Vyrnwy or Vymyw, and Cain, which here unite, is about 1¼ mile from the boundary with Salop, 6 miles E of Llanfyllin, and 8 SW by S of Oswestry, and has a station on the Llanymynech and Llanfyllin branch of the Cambrian railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Oswestry. The parish is cut by the river Vyrnwy into the two divisions of Pool and Deythur, and contains the townships of Llan, Dolwen, Llanerchymris, Lledrod, Me-liniog-fach, Meliniog-fawr, Collfryn, Llanerchila, Tredder-wen-fawr, and Trewylan. Acreage of Llansaintffraid Pool, 3471; population, 764. Acreage of Llansaintffraid Deythur, 2816; population, 414; of the ecclesiastical parish, 897. An ancient British camp is at Voel. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £187 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church is partly of the llth, 14th, and 17th centuries, was repaired in 1866, and recently restored at a cost of £3000. There are Congregational, Vesleyan,and Calvinistic Methodist chapels. The name Llansaintffraid is equivalent to the English and Scotch Bridekirk, and to the Scotch Kilbride.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers online: