Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Powys, Wales Genealogy
Until 1974, Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant was split into two civil parishes, the northern parish being in historic Denbighshire and the southern parish in historic Montgomeryshire. The divide continued between 1974 and 1996, with the former Denbighshire parish being placed in the County of Clwyd and former Montgomeryshire parish in the County of Powys. However, in 1996 both parts of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant were united within the county of Powys.
"LLANRHAIADR YN MOCHNANT (LLAN-RHAI-ADY-YN-MOCHNANT), a parish composed of the lower division, in the Cynlleth and Mochnant division of the hundred of Chirk, county of Denbigh; and the upper portion, in the upper division of the hundred of Llanfyllin, county of Montgomery; 12 miles (W. by S.) from Oswestry, and containing 2344 inhabitants. This parish, which comprises an extent of about eight thousand acres, of which four thousand six hundred are in the Lower, and three thousand four hundred in the Upper, division, is intersected by the river Moch, ... which, at the distance of four miles from the village, forms the much admired waterfall called Pistyll Rhaiadr. ... The church, dedicated to St. Dogvan, is an ancient and spacious structure, but not distinfuished by any particular architectural features. Llanarmon Mynydd Mawr, formerly an integral part of this parish, has been separated from it and now forms a distinct parish. The neighbouring churchs of Llancadwaladr, Llangedwin, and Llanwddyn, were originally also dependent chapels on the mother church of Llanrhaiadr, from which they are repectively distant nine, four, and eight miles. There are places of worship in the village for Indepenets, Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists."
(A Topographical Dictionary of Wales,1833, Samuel Lewis)
For more information on Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant see:
|before 31 March 1974||Denbighshire & Montgomeryshire|
|1 April 1974 - 31 March 1996||Clwyd|
|from 1 April 1996||Powys|
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Poor Law Union Records
Maps and Gazetteers
- Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant at Vision of Britain