Ystradvelltey, Breconshire Genealogy

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YSTRAD-VELLTEY (YSTRAD-FELLTAU), a parish, composed of the Lower and Upper divisions, in the union of Neath, hundred of Devynock, county of Brecknock, South Wales, 15 miles (S. W.) from Brecknock. This parish is situated in the sequestered Vale of the Melltè, from which it takes its name, and on the turnpike-road from Brecknock, through Pont-Neath-Vaughan, to Neath and Swansea. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient edifice, consisting of a nave and chancel, with a square tower, and is situated in the centre of the village, which is very small. There are places of worship for Independents and Calvinistic Methodists, with a Sunday school held in each of them.[1]

Also spelled Ystradfellte. YSTRADVELLTEY, a parish in the hundred of Devynnock, county Brecon, 15 miles S.W. of Brecknock. The parish, which is divided into Upper and Lower, contains Pont-neath-Vaughan. For more information see Ystradfellte, Breconshire at Genuki.org.uk


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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 464300.

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 438-446. Adapted. Date accessed: 30 January 2014.