Crossgates, Powys

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Coordinates: 52°16′29″N 3°20′14″W / 52.274802°N 3.337317°W / 52.274802; -3.337317

Crossgates
Welsh: Y Groes
Crossgates is located in Powys
Crossgates
Crossgates
 Crossgates shown within Powys
Population (2001)
OS grid reference SO088649
Community Llanbadarn Fawr, Powys
Principal area Powys
Ceremonial county Powys
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LLANDRINDOD WELLS
Postcode district LD1
Dialling code 01597
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Brecon & Radnorshire
Welsh Assembly Brecon and Radnorshire
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Crossgates (Welsh: Y Groes) is a village in Powys, Wales with an approximate population of 400. It is the main settlement of the community of Llanbadarn Fawr. Crossgates is located three miles northeast of Llandrindod Wells and eight miles southeast of Rhayader, at the point where the A483 and A44 roads intersect. It is notable as the site of a busy service station.

Facilities[edit]

The village is served by a primary school which opened in 1977. This replaced an earlier school dating from 1872 and which now houses Crossgates Community Centre. The Community Centre is home to Penybont YFC, WI, Bingo, Table Tennis and Bridge Clubs, along with an organisation called Golden Age and the local Community Council, then last yet certainly not least there is a group who are on a three year sheep dog trials training programme, one man and his dog hosted in wales! The Community Centre has a Consultation Room for hire that is used mainly by alternative therapists and a herbalist. There are a number of local shops, including a post office. There is also a large hotel and caravan park located on the village's outskirts.

Churches[edit]

The parish church dedicated to St. Padarn is situated near the bridge over the River Ithon just south of the village. It contains an important Norman archway and rare carved tympanum, a Roman era centurial stone and Celtic stone carvings. The Rock Baptist Chapel is the earliest baptist foundation in Radnorshire.

Pen-y-Bont railway station is also located in the village, despite being some two miles from Penybont itself.