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Llanbadarn Fawr, Radnorshire

Historical Description

Llanbadarn Fawr, a parish in Radnorshire, on the river Ithon, 8½ miles WNW of New Radnor, and adjoining Llandrindod Wells. It contains part of the village of Penybont, which has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) and a station on the Central Wales section of the L. & N.W.R. Acreage, 3871; population, 587. Penybont Hall, an old Elizabethan mansion, is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £325 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church has a S doorway of very early Norman work, with some curious carving in the tympanum, supposed to be Anglo-Saxon, a Norman window, thiee lancet windows, and a centurion stone. It was restored in 1879 in the Norman and Gothic styles.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

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