"LLANLLIGAN, or LLANLLUGAN (LLAN-LLUGAN), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of NEWTOWN, county of MONTGOMERY, NORTH WALES, 4 miles (S. W.) from Llanvair, containing 361 inhabitants.  ...  This parish, which is nearly in the centre of the county, is intersected by the small river Rhiw, which has its source in the immediate vicinity, and, after passing by the village, pursues its course in an easterly direction, and falls into the Severn at Berriew. It is about three miles in length, and a mile and a half in breadth, and a very large proportion of it is unenclosed and uncultivated. ... The church, dedicated to St. Mary, and situated on the bank of the river Rhiw, is an ancient structure ..." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833]



Barker, Eirlys M. Pryce Hughes of Llanllugan and South Carolina : a note. Montgomeryshire Collections (Transactions of the Powys-land Club) 80 (1992), p. 123-8

Carver, B E V. Monumental Inscriptions : St Mary's Church in Wales, Llanllugan, Montgomeryshire. Basingstoke : M. E. MacSorley, 1996. 16p Parish of Llanllugan : Parish Church of St Mary, Caersalem Baptist Chapel, Carmel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel village inscriptions : memorial inscriptions. [S.l.] : Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society, c1999. 36p

Llanllugan parochial registers     Collections historical & archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire   Vol 34  1907   Welsh Journals Online  &  Vol 35  1910   Welsh Journals Online  

Owen, Edward     The Cistercian Nunnery at Llanllugan         Collections historical & archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire   Vol 37  1915   Welsh Journals Online     

Silvester, R J. Pillow mounds at Y Foel, Llanllugan. Montgomeryshire Collections 83 (1995), p. 75-90



Victorian Powys for schools site - Census figures for Llanllugan 1841-1901


Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 11, North Wales. Ed. by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones, UWP,   1981. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.

Parish statistics; Area 3945 acres; Population 191 males, 174 females, total 365

  • Llanllugan Parish Church        Attendance - evening 20       "The living is in the gift of the Lords of the manor, seven in number....."       Services in Welsh    Henry John Pugh, Officiating Minister
  • Carmel, Calvinistic Methodists              Erected 1825          Attendance - morning 52 scholars, afternoon 79, evening 54                 "A day school is kept in the Chapel. No regular minister....."   John Williams, Deacon, Tyhir, Manafon
  • Caersalem, Baptist             Erected 1842                 Attendance - morning 53, afternoon 23 scholars, evening 49                   Richard A Jones, Baptist Minister, Welshpool

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of Llanllugan Convent Church of St Mary

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Mary's Church

Church of St Mary, Llanllugan on the Montgomeryshire Churches Survey site

St Mary's Church, Llanllugan  - on the People's Collection Wales site

Caersalem Baptist Chapel, Llanllugan - on the People's Collection Wales site


Church Records

Detailed information on deposited registers and transcripts for this parish is given on the Powys Archives page Montgomeryshire parish registers

As a guide only, the principal extant parochial church records for this parish span the dates shown below (as detailed in Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 2000) but exact current holdings should be confirmed with the individual Archives;

  • Baptisms 1603-33, 1670, 1672, 1676, 1679-1702, 1731-1991; Marriages 1603-33, 1670, 1672, 1676, 1679-1702, 1731-1971; Burials 1603-33, 1670, 1672, 1676, 1679-1702, 1731-1991
    Parish Registers, or copies, for all or part of these dates are held at the NLW, and/or Powys Archives.  
    Bishops Transcripts for various periods are held at the NLW, Denbighshire Archives and/or Flintshire Archives 

Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Llanllugan which are provided by:





Map of Montgomeryshire parishes on Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society's site - shows dioceses

Victorian Powys for schools site - Llanllugan in 1836, and 1902

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SJ026017 (Lat/Lon: 52.604476, -3.438978), Llanllugan which are provided by:


Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Llanllugan Parish and Community Council records  1948-1987