Cregrina Radnorshire Family History Guide
Status: Ancient Parish
Alternative names: Crigrina, Craig Furuna
Parish church: St. David
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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
CREGRINA, or Crigrina, a parish in the district of Builth and county of Radnor; on the river Eddw, 5½ miles E by N of Builth r. station, and 13½ WSW of Kington. Post town, Builth, Breconshire. Acres, 1,595. Real property, £973. Pop., 124. Houses, 24. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Llanbadarn-y-garregg, in the diocese of St. Davids. Value, £120. Patron, the Bishop of St. Davids. The church is old and decayed.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Wales 1845
Caregrina, or Cregrina (Crûgynau), a parish, in the union of Builth, hundred of Colwyn, county of Radnor, South Wales, 6 miles (E.) from Builth; containing 112 inhabitants. This place is situated upon the banks of the river Edw, or Edwy, which falls into the Wye at Aberedw, and contains 1595½ measured acres, besides a great quantity of hilly ground, of which the extent is not accurately known. The living is a discharged rectory, with the perpetual curacy of Llanbadarn-y-Garreg annexed, rated in the king’s books at £9.6.8.; present net income, £120; patron, Bishop of St. David’s: the tithes have been commuted for a rentcharge of £126, subject to rates, averaging £15 per annum. The church, dedicated to St. David, is a small structure of mean appearance, consisting of a nave and a chancel, neither of which is ceiled; it has no tower, but there is a bell hanging under a small shed. This parish participates in the bequest of the Rev. Rice Powell, of Boughrood, who left certain property for charitable purposes, among which is the apprenticing of one child from it; and the Rev. Thomas Williams gave ten shillings per annum for the relief of decayed housekeepers: but as the payment arose from a bequest of £10, that sum was paid to the churchwardens and overseers in 1801, by the party in whose hands it remained, and it was by the former either added to the rates, or diverted from the objects contemplated by the testator. A little above the church is an artificial elevation, surrounded by a moat called Pennard’s Mount, probably a corruption of the Welsh word Penarth, which is descriptive of its situation at the head, or in front, of a hill: though nothing authentic has been recorded of it, it was, most likely, at some remote period, occupied by a fortress, as it appears well situated for defending the pass of the river and the descent from the hills, being just above the bend of the river, communicating with an ancient castle in the parish of Glâscomb, from which it was easy to apprise Colwyn castle, the head of the lordship, of any approach.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis Third Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.
Baptisms 1685-1729, burials 1685-1729, marriages 1685-1729, misc 1720
Baptisms, burials 1754-1780
Baptisms 1781-1812, burials 1781-1812, (marriages strays 1804, 1809, 1812), misc 1834
Register of services 1920-1942
Volume containing an inventory, apparently compiled 1930, of parish funds and of ornaments and furniture belonging to Cregrina church, furniture in Cregrina church hall and furniture in Llanbadarn-y-Garreg parish [church], together with an inventory dated 1955 of all registers, church plate, etc., belonging to the parish of Cregrina and a further inventory dated 1963 with later additions, certified as being correct in 1977, 1979 and 1991, 1930?, 1955-1991
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Bishop’s transcripts, 1704-1849 Church in Wales. Parish Church of Llanbadarn-y-garreg (Radnorshire)
Bishop’s transcripts, 1713-1848 Church in Wales. Parish Church of Cregrina (Radnorshire)
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Civil Registration District: Builth
Diocese: St. David; Swansea and Brecon
Poor Law Union: Builth