Llansantffraid  Montgomeryshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llansantffraid like this:

LLANSAINTFFRAID, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Llanfyllin district, Montgomery. The village stands on the river Cain, near its influx to the Vyrnwy, and on the Llanfyllin railway, near the supposed site of the Roman station Mediolanum, on Watling-street and the Caer-Sws way, about 1½ mile from the boundary with Salop, and 8 SW by S of Oswestry; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Oswestry. ...

The parish is cut into the two divisions of Pool and Deythur; and contains the townships of Llan, Dolwen, Llanerchymris, Lledrod, Meliniog-fach, Meliniog-fawr, Collfryn, Llanerchila, Tredderwen-fawr, and Trewylan. Acres, 6,065. Real property of the Pool division, £5,536. Pop., 725. Houses, 1 61. Real property of the Deythur division, £4,850. Pop., 530. Houses, 106. The property is subdivided. An ancient British camp is at Voel, and a Roman one is at Clawdd-coch. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St. Asaph. Value, £350.* Patron, the Bishop of St. Asaph. The church is partly of the 14th century, but mainly of the 17th; and was restored in 1866. Charities, £9.-The subdistrict contains also six other parishes, and part of another. Acres, 54,095. Pop., 10,223. Houses, 2,045.

Llansantffraid through time

Llansantffraid is now part of Powys district. Click here for graphs and data of how Powys has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llansantffraid itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llansantffraid, in Powys and Montgomeryshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th October 2019

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