Saint Peters Church - on the Breconshire
07 04 2014
The earliest mention of religion
at Glasbury is the formation of a Clas by St Cynidr, which may have
been at Fynnon Gynydd ( near the well ) or at Glasbury, by the river;
this latter option being the favoured location at this time.
The Normans built a new church on the north side of the river at
Glasbury and dedicated this to St Peter. This church was abandoned
in the mid 17th century when serious flooding changed the course
of the river and another church was built on the south ( Breconshire
) side of the river in 1665. In 1838 a more substantial church was
built on the present site.
Following the annexation of that part of Glasbury south of the river
to Breconshire in 1844 due to the Counties (Detached Parts) Act,
the new church of All Saints was built at Cwmbach in 1883. This
being on the Radnorshire side.
Prior to this two non-conformist chapels/churches had been built.
The first of these was Maesyronnen Chapel, circa 1665, then the
Methodist Chapel at Cwnbach in 1818. The United Reform Chapel on
the Green and the Baptist Chapel by the Bridge were built in 1886..
Maesyronnen Chapel - Ffynnon Gynydd
07 04 2014