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Montgomery, Powys

Montgomery (Welsh: Trefaldwyn; meaning "The Town of Baldwin") is a town in the Welsh county of Powys. It was previously the county town of the county of Montgomeryshire. The town lies one mile (1.6 km) from the English border in the Welsh Marches. Its castle, Montgomery Castle, was started in 1223, and its parish church in 1227. Other locations in the town include The Old Bell Museum, the Offa's Dyke Path, the Robber's Grave and the town wall.
Administrative CountyPowys
Traditional CountyMontgomeryshire
OS GridSO2296
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityDyfed Powys
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMid and West Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01686
Population1,256 (2001 census)

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

Mons Gomerius ~ Tre Faldwin ~ Montgomeri ~ Muntgumeri

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

Montgomery.-- parl. bor., par., and co. town of Montgomeryshire, 7 miles S. of Welshpool and 181 NW. of London by rail, 3323 ac., pop. 1194; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. Montgomery is a very old place, having claims even to an ancient British origin. Of the castle, a fortress founded in the reign of William the Conqueror, very slight remains exist; it was reduced by the Parliamentarians. There are no mfrs. Montgomery is a corporate town, with charter of 1st Henry VII. The Montgomery District of Parliamentary Boroughs (including Montgomery, Llanfyllin, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, Newtown, and Welshpool) returns 1 member to Parliament.

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