In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llanfair Waterdine like this:
LLANVAIR-WATERDINE, a parish in the district of Knighton and county of Salop; on the river Teme at the boundary with Radnor, near Offa's dyke, 4 miles NW of Knighton r. station. It contains the townships of Llanvair, Clewilsey, Funnauvair, Maneythesney, Selly, Skyborry, and Trebert; and its Post town is Knighton, Radnorshire. ...
Acres, 7,720. Real property, £5,730. Pop., 611. Houses, 116. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Earl of Powis. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £78. Patron, the Earl of Powis. The church was rebuilt in 1854, and is in the pointed style. There are a national school, and charities £5.
Llanfair Waterdine is now part of South Shropshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Shropshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llanfair Waterdine itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanfair Waterdine in South Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th April 2017
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