Llanfair Caereinion  Montgomeryshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llanfair Caereinion like this:

LLANFAIR-CAEREINION, a small town and a parish in Llanfyllin district, Montgomery. The town stands on the river Einion, 8¼ miles WSW of Welshpool r. station, and 11 NW of Montgomery; takes the latter part of its name from the ancient British camp of Castell-Caereinion, about 3 miles to the E; is neatly built and picturesquely situated; forms a good centre for anglers in the Banw, the Einion, and the Vyrnwy; is a seat of petty sessions and a polling-place; and has a post office,‡ under Welshpool, two good inns, a town hall, a church, five dissenting chapels, and charities £6. ...

The church is early English, contains the effigies of a knight, and was about to be restored in the early part of 1867. A weekly market is held on Saturday; and fairs are held on Shrove-Tuesday, the Saturday before Palm-Sunday, 18 May, 26 July, 3 Oct., 1 Nov., and the Friday before Christmas 'The parish contains the townships of Brynelen, Brynglas, Dolgead, Gelligasson, Gwaenynog, Heniarth, Kylyruclh Llanlodian-Isaf, Llanlodian-Uchaf, Penarth, Pentyrch, Rhewhirieth, and Rhosaflo. Acres, 16,157. Rated property, £10,052. Pop. in 1851, 2,727; in 1861,2,584. Houses, 543. The property is subdivided. The surface is undulating, and rises toward the S into small hills. A Roman way traversed the parish; and numerous Roman coins and other relics were found in 1740. There are two woollen factories. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £358. * Patron, the Bishop of St. Asaph.

Llanfair Caereinion through time

Llanfair Caereinion is now part of Powys district. Click here for graphs and data of how Powys has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llanfair Caereinion itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanfair Caereinion, in Powys and Montgomeryshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th November 2019

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