Llanidloes  Montgomeryshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Llanidloes like this:

Llanidloes, parl. and mun. bor., market town, and par. with ry. sta., Montgomeryshire, in S. of co., on river Severn, 19 miles SW. of Montgomery and 200 miles NW. of London - par., 15,404 ac., pop. 4939; bor., 611 ac., pop. 3421; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 news-paper. Market-day, Saturday. The town has an agreeable situation, at the confluence of the rivers Severn and Clywedog, and is nearly surrounded by lofty hills, showing picturesque and beautiful scenery. ...

It is a very old place, the parish church of St Idloes having been founded in 620. The mfr. of Welsh flannel supports a great portion of the local trade, and in the vicinity are many well-known and productive lead mines. Tanning and machine-making are the other industries. Llanidloes is one of the Montgomery District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returns 1 member.

Llanidloes through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

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