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Manafon, Montgomeryshire

Historical Description

Manafon, a parish in Montgomeryshire, on the river Rhiw, 2½ miles S by E of Llanfair Caereinion, and 8½ SW of Welsh-pool. It contains the townships of Manafon Llan, ManafonGaynog, Manafon Elys, and Dwyriew, and the last of these includes the hamlet of Dolgwynfelyn. Post town, Uanfair Caereinion, under Welshpool. Acreage, 4330; population of the civil parish, 486; of the ecclesiastical, 564. The surface is variously undulating, hilly, and moorland. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £293 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church is ancient, and has been restored.

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 districtNewtown1837 - 1974

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

Civil Registration

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

For births, marriages, and deaths in Manafon from 1837 to 1974 you should search for the Newtown Registration District.

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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