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Crai village hall

Crai is a village in the Brecon Beacons National Park in the county of Powys, Wales. It gives its name to the community of Cray, within which are the hamlet of Felin-Crai and a large number of dispersed farms around the valley of the Afon Crai. The river is dammed 2 km / 1.5 mi southwest of the village to form Cray Reservoir.[1] The name may derive from Welsh 'crai' meaning rough and referring originally to the nature of the river.[2]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey Explorer map OL12 'Brecon Beacons National Park: western area'
  2. ^ Owen, H.W. & Morgan, R. 2007 'Dictionary of the Place-names of Wales' Gomer Press, Ceredigion

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Coordinates: 51°54′25″N 3°36′22″W / 51.907°N 3.606°W / 51.907; -3.606