Llanbryn Mair  Montgomeryshire


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

LLANBRYNMAIR, a village and a parish in Machynlleth district, Montgomery. The village stands on an affluent of the river Dyfi, 1½ mile S by W of the Wynnstay Arms inn and the Newtown and Machynlleth railway, and 10 E of Machynlleth; and has a station on the railway, a head post office, ‡ designated Llanbrynmair, Montgomeryshire, and fairs on the last Monday of March, 31 May, 16 Sept., and 5 Nov. ...

The parish includes the townships of Dolgadfan, Pennant, Rhiewsaison, Tirymynach, and Treflwern. Acres, 19,006. Rated property, £5,674. Pop., 2,061. Houses, 388. The property is not much divided, and belongs chiefly to the Conroys and the Wynns. Trefolwern Castle, the residence of the Welsh Prince Owain Cyfeiliog, is now in ruin. The Wynnstay Arms inn, with the Llanbrynmair r. station, is a good resort for anglers and artists, and a good centre for visiting some grand pieces of scenery. One very rich scene is a series of waterfalls at the head of the Twymyn rivulet; the uppermost of which, called Ffrwd-fawr, makes a perpendicular descent of 130 feet. Several lead-mines are within the parish, among bleak hills to the NE of the Plinlimlin range. Druidical circles, 27,72, and 81 feet in diameter, are at Newydd-Mynyddog. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bangor. Value, £333. * Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church is substantial, and is dedicated to St. Mary. The name Llanbrynmair is a compound of three words, signifying ' ' church,'' ' ' hill, an]d ' ' Mary. ''There are two endowed schools, with £18 and £36 a year.

Llanbryn Mair through time

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

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


Date accessed: 18th March 2019

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