Status: Ancient Parish 

Alternative names: Disserth, Diserth and Tre Goed, Y Ddiserth Yn Elfael, Disserth and Trecoed.

Other places included in the parish: Crossway, Howey, Cwmbach Llechryd

Parish church: St Cewydd

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers:
  • Bishop’s Transcripts:

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Llanelwedd
  • Bettws Disserth
  • Llanyre
  • Llandrindod
  • Llansantffraed-in-Elwell
  • Rhosferig
  • Cefnllys
  • Llanfaredd
  • Llanfihangel-brynpabuan

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DISSERTH, a village and a parish in the district of Builth and county of Radnor. The village stands on the river Ithon, under the Carneddau hills, 1½ mile E of Newbridge-on-Wye r. station, and 5 N by W of Builth. The parish includes also the village of Howey and the township of Trecoed. Post town, Builth. Acres, 6,650. Real property, £2,994. Pop., 521. Houses, 97. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory, united with the p. curacy of Bettws-Disserth, in the diocese of St. Davids. Value, £310. Patron, the Bishop of St. Davids. The church is excellent.

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

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Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts, 1687-1867

Marriage bonds and allegations : 1680-1867

Parish register transcripts – Church in Wales. Parish Church of New Radnor; Church in Wales. Parish Church of Cefnllys; Church in Wales. Parish Church of Diserth and Tre-goed

Parish register transcripts, 1735-1812 – Church in Wales. Parish Church of Diserth and Tre-goed

Parish register printouts of Disserth, Radnor, Wales ; christenings, 1813-1867


Census returns for Disserth and Trecoed, 1841-1891

Land and Property

Schedule of deeds deposited by John Griffiths, Llanyre : per The Reverend D. Steadman Davies, Llandrindod Wells, 28 January, 1932

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

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