In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Moat Lane like this:
MOAT-LANE, a hamlet in Llanwnog parish, Montgomery; at the junction of the Cambrian railway with the Machynlleth and Aberystwith railway, near the river Severn and the Sarn Sws Roman way, 4½ miles W by S of Newtown. It has a railway station with telegraph, called the Moat-Lane Junction.
Additional information about this locality is available for Llandinam
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Moat Lane has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Powys. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Moat Lane and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Moat Lane, in Powys and Montgomeryshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 11th December 2013
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