Plynlimon  Cardiganshire


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

PLINLIMMON, a mountain on the mutual border of Montgomery and Cardigan; 10 miles W by N of Llanidloes. It comprises three masses, which might be considered as three mountains; it forms the centre of a great mountain-group, diverging into subordinate chains; itattains an altitude of 2, 463 feet; it commands a very extensive but broken view; it sends off, from its shoulders, the rivers Severn, Wye, Rheidiol, Ystwith, and Lyffnant; and it was the camping-ground of Owen Glendower, in 1401, at the outset of his career.

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Plynlimon through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Plynlimon, in Ceredigion and Cardiganshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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