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Builth Wells, Powys (Llanfair-Ym-Muallt)

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Builth Wells, Powys (Llanfair-Ym-Muallt)

Administrative CountyPowys
Traditional CountyBrecknockshire
OS GridSO0350
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01982
Population2,352 (2001)

Other names by which Builth Wells, Powys (Llanfair-Ym-Muallt) has been known in the past

Builth Wells/Llanfair-Ym-Muallt ~ Llanfair-Ym-Muallt ~ Bualt ~ Buelth ~ Builth ~ Bulleum Silurum ~ Llanfair in Buallt ~ The Wells

Builth Wells, Powys (Llanfair-Ym-Muallt) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Builth, par. and town with ry. sta., N. Brecknockshire, on river Wye, 14 miles N. of Brecon and 183 miles NW. of London -- par., 712 ac., pop. 1455; town, pop. 1424; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Monday. A bridge of 6 arches over the Wye connects the town with Radnorshire. The mineral springs are much frequented. (See BUILTH WELLS.) Llewellyn, the last prince of Wales who held the regal power, lived at Aberedw, 4 miles to the SE.; he was slain in battle (1282) at CwmLlewellyn, 3 miles to the N., and was buried at Cefn-y-Bedd, a field in the neighbourhood of the town.

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