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Llanwrtyd, Powys

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Llanwrtyd, Powys

Llanwrtyd – "Gwrtyd's church" – is a rural parish in Powys, mid-Wales, through which flows the River Irfon. The parish church of St David dates from the 11th century and is surrounded by scattered farms. During the 19th century the main population centre became Llanwrtyd Wells which grew up around the sulphur springs about a mile and a half down river from the church. The town is served by Llanwrtyd railway station.
Administrative CountyPowys
Traditional CountyBrecknockshire
OS GridSN8647
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
 

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

Bontrhydyfere

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

Bontrhydyfere, vil., Llanwrtyd par., NW. Brecknockshire, 11½ miles W. of Builth.

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