Photo of St. Michael and all Angels, Cascob. by Richard Webb, some rights reserved.

Cascob is a parish in the county of Radnorshire, South Wales.

Alternative names: Casgob

Parish church: St. Michael and all Angels

Parish registers begin: the register originally dated from the year 1624, but the first volume containing the records from 1624 to 1680 has been lost.

Cascob parish includes Litton

Nonconformists include:

Schools: National (Elementary) School (mixed), built about 1857, for 40 children.

Parishes adjacent to Cascob

  • Llanfihangel-Rhydithon
  • Bleddfa
  • Pilleth
  • Llanfihangel-nant-Melan
  • New Radnor
  • Discoed
  • Whitton
  • Presteigne

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CASCOB, a township and a parish in Presteigne district, Radnor. The township lies in Radnor forest, near the river Lug, partly within the borough boundaries of New Radnor, 5½ miles W by N of Presteigne, and 5¾ SW by S of Knighton r. station. Pop., 117. Houses, 22. The parish includes also part of the township of Litton and Cascob; and its Post Town is Presteigne, Radnorshire. Acres, 2,548. Real property, with the rest of Litton and Cascob, £1,941. Pop., 153. Houses, 28. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David’s. Value, £190.* Patron, the Bishop of St. David’s. The church is not good.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Cas-Cob, 4 miles N.W. Presteigne. P. 171.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

Parish Records

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Powys Archives

The following records are available from Powys archives.

Parish Registers

Baptisms 1678-1812, burials 1681-1812, marriages 1686-1812

Baptisms 1813-1895 

Burials 1813-1986 

Marriages 1815-1835 

Marriages 1837-1900 

Marriages 1905-1971 

Marriages 1773-1812, banns 1824-1912

A book of marriage certificates (partly used) no date


A ‘Terrier & Inventory book’ used not for its intended purpose but to keep accounts of tithe rent charges received 1855-1894 


 A mounted manuscript abracadabra charm with a printed translation no date

Loose papers gathered from the registers no date


Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts, 1707-1853

Marriage bonds and allegations : 1682-1866

Wales, Radnorshire, Cascob (Casgod), parish registers, 1678-1950

Parish register printouts of Cascob, Radnor, Wales; christenings, 1813-1853

Radnorshire burial index 1813-1851


Census returns for Cascob, 1841-1891


Land tax assessments for the township of Litton and Cascob, 1783-1830


Kelly’s Directory of South Wales 1920


  • County: Radnorshire / Powys
  • Civil Registration District: Presteigne
  • Diocese: St. David; Swansea and Brecon
  • Rural Deanery: Melineth-sub-Ithon
  • Poor Law Union: Knighton
  • Hundred: Radnor
  • Province: Canterbury
  • Petty Sessional Division: Presteigne
  • Couty Court District: Presteigne

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