Trecastle, Breconshire Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
(Redirected from Trecastle, Breconshire)
Jump to: navigation, search

Wales Gotoarrow.png Breconshire Gotoarrow.png Breconshire Parishes Gotoarrow.pngTrecastle


TRÊCASTLE, an ancient ward of the borough of Brecknock, in the parish of Llywel, hundred of Devynock, union and county of Brecknock, South Wales, 11 miles (W. by N.) from Brecknock. It derives its name from a castle, said to have formerly existed here. The present small village of Trêcastle seems to have formed the old town of Lluel, or Llywel, under which name it is frequently mentioned in the charter of Brecknock.[1]

Trecastle, a village in Llywel parish, Brecknockshire, 11 miles W of Brecon. For further information, see Llywel, Breconshire at

Trecastle's history makes it one of the longest-established Brecknockshire villages, thus the Motte & Bailey is considered an important ancient & medieval monument and the village contains a number of listed Georgian and Medieval properties. See Wikipedia for a detailed history.


Civil Registration

Church Records

Census Records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is {{{1}}}.

Probate Records

Maps and Gazetteers

Web Sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 396-405. Adapted. Date accessed: 30 January 2014.