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Meifod, Montgomeryshire

Historical Description

Meifod or Myfod, a village and a parish in Montgomeryshire. The village stands on the river Vyrnwy, under Broniarth Hills, 5½ miles NE of Llanfair Caereinion, and 6 SW of Llansaintffraid station on the Cambrian railway; contests with other places the claim of occupying the site of the Roman Mediolanum; was a place of considerable importance in the ecclesiastical affairs of Powisland; and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Welshpool. The parish includes the townships of Bwlchycibau, Maen, Peniarth, Pont Robert, and Trefnanny. Acreage, 12,784 of land and 141 of water; population of the civil parish, 1471; of the ecclesiastical, 945. There are several pleasant seats. There are also an ancient circular camp and several barrows. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Asaph; net value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of St Asaph. The church was the burial-place of the princes of Powis, is large and interesting, with some Norman features, has a W embattled tower of the 15th century, includes in its wall near the font a coffin-lid of the 12th century, and contains some old monuments; it was restored in 1871. The churchyard is remarkably large, occupying an area of about 5 acres. Parts of the ecclesiastical parishes of Bwlchycibau, Pont Robert, and Penrhos are within the parish.

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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Civil Registration

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Land and Property

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

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