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Llangurig, Llangwrig, or Llangirrig, Montgomeryshire

Historical Description

Llangurig, Llangwrig, or Llangirrig, a village and a parish in Montgomeryshire. The village stands in the vale of the Wye, 2 miles from the boundary with Radnorshire, 5 SWof Llanidloes, and 8½ SE of the summit of Plinlimmon; is surrounded by charming scenery, and much visited by tourists; and has a post and money order office under Llanidloes (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Llanidloes. The parish contains also the villages of Carncoed and Glanynant, and the townships of Cefnhafodan, Glynhafren Uchcoed, Glynbrochan, Llanyfyny, and Glyngyn-with-Llanywared. Acreage, 33,183 of land and 179 of water; population, 1231. Much of the surface is upland. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is dedicated to St Curig, and is ancient, with a massive tower. It has been thoroughly restored at a cost of £11,000, and is now one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in the principality. There are Wesleyan and Calvinistic Methodist chapels.

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

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