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Llanbister, Radnorshire

Historical Description

Llanbister, a village and a parish in Radnorshire. The village stands on the river Ithon, 4 miles W of Llanbister Road station on the Central Wales section of the L. & N.W.R., .and 8 N of Penybont, It has a post office under Penybont (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Penybont. The parish includes the townships of Bronllis Caroge, Church,Cwrnlcchwedd, and Cwmgaist. Acreage, 14,530; population, 769. Llynwent is a mansion of the time of Elizabeth, much altered. There are several mineral springs. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; net value, £105 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St David's. The church is ancient, and has a buttressed tower surmounted by a wooden belfry. There are Calvinistic Methodist and Wesleyan chapels.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Registration districtKnighton1837 - 1933
Registration districtRadnorshire East1933 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Radnorshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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