Abermule

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Coordinates: 52°32′34″N 3°14′12″W / 52.54281°N 3.23662°W / 52.54281; -3.23662

Abermule
Welsh: Abermiwl
Abermule is located in Powys
Abermule
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 Abermule shown within Powys
Principal area Powys
Ceremonial county Powys
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Montgomery
Postcode district SY15
Dialling code 01686
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Montgomeryshire
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Abermule (Welsh: Abermiwl) is a village in Powys, mid Wales, located on the River Severn. The Montgomery Canal runs through Abermule, close to the river.

Amenities[edit]

Hotel

The village has one primary school - Abermule CP School; previously called Dolforwyn CP School - a village shop, a caravan park, a growing number of new houses, a community centre/playing fields, two parks for children, a bowling green, two tennis courts and two pubs - 'The Abermule Inn' and 'The Waterloo Arms'. Abermule is also home to Wales's first privately owned Natural Burial site, Green Lane Burial Field.[1]

History[edit]

Nearby are the remains of Dolforwyn Castle, the only castle built by the last native prince of Gwynedd of direct descent, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan, Prince of Wales. In 2006 a Roman Road was found while building the "Felin Hafren" estate.

Railway[edit]

Abermule was the junction for a short branch railway to Kerry closed in 1956. It also had its own station until it was closed as part of the Beeching cuts in 1965. The Cambrian railway users group has called for the reinstatement of this station.

The village was the site of the Abermule train collision on 26 January 1921, which killed 17 passengers, including the Cambrian Railways chairman, Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest of Machynlleth.

There is a regular bus service running to Shrewsbury, Welshpool, Newtown and Montgomery.

Peter Warlock[edit]

The composer Peter Warlock, the pseudonym of Peter Heseltine lived at Abermule before and after the First War.

Football[edit]

Abermule FC play behind the Primary School in the centre of Abermule. The team has been part of the Montgomeryshire leagues for 39 years. The current team is co-managed by Steven Morris and Michael 'Smithy' Fletcher.

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