Status: Ancient Parish 

Alternative names: Crigrina, Craig Furuna

Parish church: St. David

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Nonconformists include:

Parishes near to Cregrina

  • Llanbadarn-y-garreg
  • Rhulen
  • Llansaintffraid-in-Elwell
  • Aberedw
  • Llanfaredd
  • Glascwm
  • Llanbedr Paincastle
  • Bryngwyn

Historical Descriptions

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.

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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)

Marriage bonds and allegations, 1678-1864

Wales, Radnorshire, Cregrina, parish registers, 1685-1991

Parish register printouts of Cregrina, Radnor, Wales ; christenings, 1813-1848


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County: Radnorshire
Civil Registration District: Builth
Probate Court:
Diocese: St. David; Swansea and Brecon 
Rural Deanery:
Poor Law Union: Builth
Hundred: Colwyn

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