Golon  Radnorshire


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

GOLON, a township in Abbey-cwm-hir parish, Radnor; 6½ miles NE of Rhayader. Real property, £2, 086. Pop., 373. Houses, 69.

The location is that of Abbeycwmhir. According to Samuel Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) described Abbeycwmhir as "a parish, comprising the hamlet of Cevnpawl, in the hundred of KEVENLLEECE, and the hamlet of Gollon, in the hundred of KNIGHTON" (, accessed 15/2/2011); "Cefn-pawl" appears on modern maps about 1 km to the SE of the main settlement but "Golon" or "Gollon" cannot be found on modern or our historic maps.

Golon through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th June 2024

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