St Michael, Bryngwyn
Photo of St Michael, Bryngwyn In the hills near Painscastle by Philip Pankhurst, some rights reserved.

Bryngwyn is a parish in the county of Radnorshire South Wales.

Parish church: St Michael and All Angels (restored 1874-77)

Parish registers begin: 1614

Nonconformists include: Congregation (chapel at Rhosgoch erected in 1839).

The children of this parish attend the schools at Newchurch & Llanbedr Painscastle

Parishes adjacent to Bryngwyn

  • Clyro
  • Llanbedr Painscastle
  • Colva
  • Glascwm
  • Newchurch

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRYNGWYN, a parish in the district of Hay and county of Radnor; on the river Arrow, 4¼ miles WNW of the Hereford and Brecon railway, and 6 NNW of Hay. Post Town, Hay, under Hereford. Acres, 4,536. Real property, £2,412. Pop., 334. Houses, 65. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David’s. Value, £294. Patron, the Bishop of St. David’s. The church is bad. Charities, £9.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer 1851

Bryngwyn, a parish in the hund. of Pains Castle, union of Hay, county of Radnor, South Wales; 8 ½ miles south-west of Kington. It contains about 4,000 acres, and lies on the river Avro. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Brecon and dio. of St. David’s; valued at £11 6s. 8d. ; gross income £342; in the patronage of the bishop of St. David’s. Charities connected with this parish produce £9 2s. per annum. Pop., in 1801, 277; in 1831, 364. Houses 66. A. P. £1,194. Poor rates, in 1837, £231.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


Kelly’s directory of Monmouthshire and South Wales, 1920

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  • County: Radnorshire / Powys
  • Civil Registration District: Hay
  • Diocese: St. David
  • Rural Deanery: Hay
  • Poor Law Union: Hay
  • Hundred: Painscastle
  • Province: Canterbury
  • Petty Sessional Division: Painscastle
  • Couty Court District: Hay