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Meifod, Powys

Meifod is a small village 7 miles north-west of Welshpool in Powys, mid Wales, on the A495 road and located in the valley of the River Vyrnwy. The River Banwy has a confluence with the Vyrnwy approximately two miles to the west of the village. It is noted as the royal burial ground of many of the kings and princes of the Welsh Powys at various sites around the village. At the village centre is the parish church of St Tysilio and St. Mary which occupies a very large site.
Post townMEIFOD
Administrative CountyPowys
Traditional CountyMontgomeryshire
OS GridSJ1513
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01938
 

Other names by which Meifod, Powys has been known in the past

Myfod

Meifod, Powys in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Meifod (or Myfod), par. and vil., Montgomeryshire, on river Vyrnwy, 5½ miles NE. of Llanfair, 12,614 ac., pop. 1583; P.O.; was formerly the archdeaconry of Powisland, and the burial-place of its princes; in vicinity of vil. are several mineral springs.

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