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Talgarth, Powys

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Talgarth, Powys

Talgarth is a small market town and community in southern Powys, Mid Wales, with a population of 1,645. Notable buildings in the town include its 14th-century parish church and 13th century Pele Tower, located in the town centre, now home to the Tourist Information and Resource Centre. According to traditional accounts Talgarth was the capital of the early medieval Welsh Kingdom of Brycheiniog.
Post townBRECON
Administrative CountyPowys
Traditional CountyBrecknockshire
OS GridSO1533
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01874
Population1,645 (2001)

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


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

Talgarth.-- market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Brecknockshire, 7 miles SW. of Hay - par., 16,900 ac., pop. 1446; township, 12,000 ac., pop. 1352; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Friday. Talgarth had at one time a castle, and was a bor. by prescription; there are some ancient British relics, including a cromlech.

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