Cross Oak  Brecknockshire


The location is tentative, as Melville Richards lists the ecclesiastical parish of Cross Oaks without even a county. However, there are a few references to "Cross Oak" as being within the ancient parish of Llanfeugan, and in particular the Powys County Archives Office publication "Breconshire Parish Record" (, accessed 2/8/2011) lists on page 48 "Llanfeugan Cross Oak Parish Records", with a marriage register for 1890-1953. Cross Oak appears on the modern OS 1:25,000 map as well as on our 1940s New Popular map at the location shown, closer to Talbont than Pencelli, but a church is not visible. NB in correspondence Powys Record Office questioned whether there was in fact a parish of Cross Oaks: "I would guess then that the chapel-of-ease was an ancient one which served a particular township of the parish, and has been mistaken for a separate ecclesiastical parish. We have a parallel here with Glyncorrwg, which was divided into two townships, each of which had its church, and although we can conclusively show there was only one parish, many publications, including Philimore's atlas, has it as two." (e-mail from, 8/8/2011).

Information about this locality is available for Llanfeugan

Cross Oak through time

Cross Oak is now part of Powys district. Click here for graphs and data of how Powys has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cross Oak itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cross Oak, in Powys and Brecknockshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd November 2019

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