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Llanidloes, Powys

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Llanidloes, Powys

Llanidloes is a town along the A470 road and B4518 road in Powys, within the historic county boundaries of Montgomeryshire, Wales. It is the first town on the River Severn. The town's Member of Parliament since 2010 has been the Conservative Party's, Glyn Davies, for the constituency of Montgomeryshire.
Administrative CountyPowys
Traditional CountyMontgomeryshire
OS GridSN9584
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01686

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

Lanidlos ~ Llanidoes

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

Llanidloes, parl. and mun. bor., market town, and par. with ry. sta., Montgomeryshire, in S. of co., on river Severn, 19 miles SW. of Montgomery and 200 miles NW. of London - par., 15,404 ac., pop. 4939; bor., 611 ac., pop. 3421; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 news-paper. Market-day, Saturday. The town has an agreeable situation, at the confluence of the rivers Severn and Clywedog, and is nearly surrounded by lofty hills, showing picturesque and beautiful scenery. It is a very old place, the parish church of St Idloes having been founded in 620. The mfr. of Welsh flannel supports a great portion of the local trade, and in the vicinity are many well-known and productive lead mines. Tanning and machine-making are the other industries. Llanidloes is one of the Montgomery District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returns 1 member.

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