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Llandrinio, Montgomeryshire

Historical Description

Llandrinio, a parish in Montgomeryshire, on Offa's Dyke, the Montgomeryshire Canal, and the river Severn, at the innus of the river Vurnwy, adjacent to Salop. 2 miles SE of Four Crosses station on the Cambrian railway, 9 NNE of Welshport, and 9 S of Oswestry. It has a post and money order office under Oswestry; telegraph office, Llanymynech. Acreage, 3892; population of the civil parish, 751; of the ecclesiastical, 609. Llandrinio Hall and Penrhos were chief residences, but are now occupied by tenants. The tract adjacent to the Severn and the Vyrnwy used to be subject to devastating inundations, but is now protected by embankments. The Breidden Hills are adjacent. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £400 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church is dedicated to St Trinio and St Peter, is an ancient structure, and was restored in 1858. It has a Norman font and arch and a carved pulpit of Caroline date. There are Baptist and Primitive Methodist 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 districtLlanfyllin1837 - 1974

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Land and Property

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