Aberedw  Radnorshire


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

ABEREDW, a parish, with a r. station, in Builth district, Radnor; at the influx of the Edw to the Wye, and on the Mid Wales railway, 4 miles SE of Builth. Post town, Builth. Acres, 4,300. Real property, £2,022. Pop., 281. Houses, 56. The property is much sub-divided. Aberedw Court is the seat of the Mynors of Treago. ...

Aberedw Castle, now reduced to mouldering walls, much hidden by foliage, on the summit of a mound, was the hunting-seat of Llewelyn-ap-Griffith, the last native prince of Wales. The adjacent scenery, up the glen of the Edw, is highly picturesque. Prince Llewelyn was slain in the vicinity; and an excavation in the rock, about 6 feet square, still bears the name of Llewelyn's Cave. The living is a rectory, united with Llanvareth, in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £355. Patron, the Bishop of St. David's. The church is an old edifice, in good condition, on an eminence a short way above the castle. T. Jones, the painter, who died in 1803, was a native.

Aberedw through time

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

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


Date accessed: 13th May 2021

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