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== Useful web sites  ==
== Useful web sites  ==
*Radnorshire Resources and Help pages [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=132.0 RootsChat Radnorshire Resources and Help pages. (Free)].
*[http://www.cefnpennar.com/rad1873land/index.htm Radnorshire landowners in 1873]
*[http://www.cefnpennar.com/rad1873land/index.htm Radnorshire landowners in 1873]

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Wales Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Radnorshire

Historic Radnorshire[edit | edit source]

Radnorshire, (Welsh: Sir Faesyfed or Maesyfed) was one of thirteen historic counties of Wales.

It was bounded to the north by Montgomeryshire, Wales Genealogy, to the south by Breconshire, Wales Genealogy, to the west by Cardiganshire, Wales Genealogy and to the east by the English counties of Shropshire, England Genealogy and Herefordshire, England Genealogy

The county was created following the Act of Union of 1535, between Wales and England. The county town was initially New Radnor (Welsh: Maesyfed) but this was later replaced by Presteigne (Welsh: Llanandras). The administrative county of Radnorshire, with an elected county council, was created in 1889 by the Local Government Act 1888. The county was governed by an elected county council, who took over the functions of the Quarter Sessions courts. Llandrindod Wells (Welsh: Llandrindod) became the new county town. The county was mainly rural and agricultural and has always been the poorest in Wales.

Motto: Ewch yn Uwch (English: Higher and Higher)

Chapman Code: RAD

1974-1996 Powys[edit | edit source]

Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county and administrative county of Radnorshire were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, 1974. Radnorshire became a district of the newly formed county of Powys. The population at that time was about 19,000.

Modern Powys[edit | edit source]

The situation remained unchanged following further local government reorganisation in 1996.

Topics[edit | edit source]

Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

  • Hamlet
  • Parish: an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England/Church in Wales
  • Hundred: an administrative subdivision of a county, usually a group of two or more parishes
  • Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish
  • Registration District
  • Poor Law Union
  • Archdeaconry
  • Diocese
  • County

Useful web sites[edit | edit source]

more Radnorshire websites ...