Llanvair Waterdine Cassey Shropshire Directory 1871

Llanvair Waterdine is an extensive parish, separated from Radnorshire by the river Teme, 4 miles from Knighton, 6 from Clun, and 36 from Shrewsbury, in the Southern division of the county, Mainstone division of Clun hundred, Knighton union, and diocese of Hereford, surrounded by lofty hills. The church of St. Mary is a handsome Gothic stone building, rebuilt in the year 1854. The register dates from the year 1593. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £100, with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Powis. A school for boys and girls was built in 1855. The Earl of Powis, who is lord of the manor, James Conway, Esq., George Edwards, Esq., Mr. E. Price, Mr. E. Griffiths, Mr. John Griffiths, Mr. George Davies, Mr. John Davies, and Mr. Michael Jones are chief landowners. The charities amount to £10 yearly. The soil is sandy and gravelly: the subsoil is a green hard stone. The population of the parish in 1861 was 611; the area is 5,669 acres; gross estimated rental, £6,441; rateable value, £5,458.

Clewilsey, Funnonvair, and Menethesney are townships in this parish.

Selley township is 2 miles from Llanvair Waterdine.
Skyborry township is 2 miles from Llanvair Waterdine.
Trebert township is half a mile from Llanvair Waterdine.

Letters through Knighton.

Kinchant Rev. J. R. N., B.A., J.P., Vicarage
Adams Henry, farmer, Cwm-y-Grant
Addis William, farmer, Ten-y-Coced
Bevan Francis, farmer, Graig
Bowen John, farmer, Cwmbrian
Bowen John, farmer, Hidmore
Bright Mary, Red Lion, and farmer
Brown Benj. blacksmith and landowner
Bywater Henry, farmer, Cwmsaum
Clee James, farmer, Coed-y-Hendree
Clee Mary, farmer, Tregodfa
Clee Richd. Miller, Melling’s Grove mill
Davies Bridget, farmer, Cwmcawl
Davies George, landowner and farmer, Black hall
Davies Priscilla, farmer, Vedow
Edwards James, farmer, Brynbedw
Edwards Richmond, farmer, Skyborry
Evans John, mason
Francis Arthur, wheelwright
Gough David, farmer, Dowke
Griffiths Edward, farmer and landowner, Melling’s grove
Griffiths John, shoe maker
Griffiths William, farmer, Newhouse
Gwilt John, farmer, Blain-y-dree
Hamar William, farmer, Dyffrin
Harding Thomas, wheelwright
Hudson Daniel, farmer, Great Wain
Jones Anne, farmer, Nether Skyborry
Jones David, farmer, Green
Jones George, farmer, Penllan
Jones William, farmer, Redgate
Miles Josiah, shoe maker
Morris James, farmer, Panpunton
Owen Thomas, landowner and farmer, Pan-y
Powell Henry, farmer, Selly hall
Price Mary, farmer, Cwmcawl
Price Richard, farmer, Cwmsanum
Ruel John, farmer, Panpunton
Swancott Jonathan, farmer, Cwmcollo
Thomas Richard, farmer, Cwm
Traylor John, farmer Landtroft
Tudge Charles, farmer, Llanvair hall
Venables Thomas, farmer, Garbett hall

Source: Edward Cassey & Co’s, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Shropshire 1871


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