Llangurig  Montgomeryshire


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

LLANGIRRIG, or LLANGWRIG, a village and a parish in Newtown district, Montgomery. The village stands in the vale of the Wye, 2¼ miles from the boundary with Radnor, 5 SW of Llanidloes r. station, and 8½ SE of the summit of Plinlimmon; is surrounded by charming scenery, and much visited by tourists; and has a postoffice under Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire. ...

The parish contains also the villages of Carncoed and Glanynant, and the townships of Cefnhafodan, Glynhafren-Uchcoed, Glynbrochan, Llanyfyny, and Glyngyn-with-Llanywared. Acres, 50,000. Rated property, £4,1 78. Pop. in 1851,1,802; in 1861,1,641. Houses, 285. The property is much subdivided. Much of the surface is upland. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor. Value, £310. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is dedicated to St. Curig, and is ancient and tolerable.

Llangurig through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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