The County of Radnorshire

Radnorshire in South Wales, is bounded, North by Montgomeryshire, East by Shropshire and Herefordshire, South and South-West by Brecknockshire, and North-West by Cardiganshire. It is about 31 miles long, and about 26 broad; and is divided into six Hundreds — Colwyn, Kevenlys, Knighton, Painscastle, Radnor, Rhayader. Rivers: the Wye, the Elan, the Aro, the Somergil, and the Lug. It has 4 Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Diocese of Llandaff, and in the Southern Circuit.

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

Radnorshire Towns, Villages & Hamlets

Rhulen Radnorshire – The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Rhulen, a parish in Colwyn hund., union of Builth, county of Radnor, South Wales; 6½ miles east by south of Buallt. Living, a curacy annexed to the vicarage of Glascombe. Houses 21. A.P. £496. Pop., in 1801, 120; in 1831, 119. Poor rates, in 1838, £93 13s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Rhayader Radnorshire – The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Rhayader, or Rhaydr, a borough, parochial chapelry, and market town, in Nantmel parish, union of Rhayader, county of Radnor, South Wales; 17 miles west by north of New-Radnor, on the river Wye. Houses 141. A.P. £558. Pop., in 1801, 374; in 1831, 669. Living, a perpetual curacy; certified at £1 15s., and returned at £49; gross income £75. Patron, the vicar of Nantmel. Here are a Calvinistic Methodist church, formed in 1807; an Independent, in 1829; and 5 daily and 3 Sunday schools. The grammar-school is endowed with about £40 per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £70 16s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.