Rhayader Poor Law Union, Radnorshire



Declared 19 September 1836

Places within Rhayader Union

County of Brecon

  • Llanwrthwl (a) (parish)

County of Radnor

  • Abbey-Cwm-Hir (b) (parish)
  • Cefnllys (c) (parish)
  • Cwmtoyddwr (d) (parish)
  • Llanbadarn-fawr (e) (parish)
  • Llanfihangel Helygen (parish)
  • Llanyre (f) (parish)
  • Nantmel (g) (parish)
  • Rhayader (parish)
  • St. Harmon (h) (parish)

(a) The parish of Llanwrthwl consists of the Lower and Upper Divisions.

(b) The parish of Abbey-cwm-hir consists of the townships of Cefnpawl, and Golon.

(c) The parish of Cefnllys includes the townships of Cwmbreeth, Trefonnen, and Trelegoed.

(d) The parish of Cwmtoyddwr consists of the townships of Dyffryn Elan, and Dyffryn Gwy.

(e) The parish of Llanbadarn-fawr consists of the townships of Brinhy-fcdd, and Cellws.

(f) The parish of Llanyre consists of the townships of Kilgee, and Trawscoed.

(g) The parish of Nantmel consists of the townships of Coedlasson, Gwastedin, Maesgwyn, and Vainor.

(h) The parish of St. Harmon consists of the townships of Cenarth, Clase, and Rhiwrhiad.

Further Reading

Poor Law Union Records: South West England, the Marches and Wales v. 3 (Gibson Guides) by J.S.W. Gibson and Colin Rogers