Buttington

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Buttington
Welsh: Tal-y-bont
Entering Buttington - geograph.org.uk - 827747.jpg
Entering Buttington
Buttington is located in Powys
Buttington
Buttington
 Buttington shown within Powys
OS grid reference SJ2408
Principal area Powys
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
List of places
UK
Wales
Powys

Coordinates: 52°40′N 3°07′W / 52.66°N 03.12°W / 52.66; -03.12

Buttington (Welsh: Tal-y-bont) is a village in Powys, Wales. The Montgomery Canal passes through the village.[1]

The Battle of Buttington[edit]

At Buttington in 893 a combined Welsh and Mercian army under Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians, defeated a Danish army which had marched from Essex. This was the decisive battle in the war against the Viking invasion of the 890s.[2][3]

Notable people[edit]

Buttington railway station in 1953

References[edit]

  1. ^ GEOnet Names Server (GNS)
  2. ^ *Charles-Edwards, T. M. (2013). Wales and the Britons 350-1064. Oxford University Press. pp. 507–508. ISBN 978-0-19-821731-2. 
  3. ^ Smyth, Alfred (1987). Scandinavian York and Dublin. Irish Academic Press. pp. 33–35. ISBN 0-7165-2365-5. 

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