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Llanfair Caereinion, Montgomeryshire

Historical Description

Llanfair Caereinion, a small market-town and a parish in Montgomeryshire. The town stands on the river Banwy, 8 miles WSW of Welshpool, and 10 N of Newtown; takes the latter part of its name from the ancient British camp of Castell Caereinion, about 4 miles to the E; is neatly built and picturesquely situated; forms a good centre for anglers; is a seat of petty sessions, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Welshpool. The church is Early English, contains the effigies of a knight, and was nearly all rebuilt in 1868. A weekly market is held on Saturday, and fairs are held on the first Thursday and Friday in the month. There are woollen factories and corn mills, and tanning, currying, and malting are carried on. There are reading-rooms, a bank, and Baptist, Congregational, Wesleyan, and Calvinistic Methodist chapels. The parish comprises 16,545 acres of land and 140 of water; population of the civil parish, 2019; of the ecclesiastical, 1906. The surface is undulating, and rises toward the S into small hills. A Roman way traversed the parish, and numerous Roman coins and other relics have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £219 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph.

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

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

Civil Registration

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For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanfair Caereinion from 1837 to 1974 you should search for the Llanfyllin Registration District.

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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