Llandinam

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Coordinates: 52°29′02″N 3°26′02″W / 52.484°N 3.434°W / 52.484; -3.434

Llandinam
Llandinam bridge.jpg
Llandinam is located in Powys
Llandinam
Llandinam
 Llandinam shown within Powys
Population 942 
OS grid reference SO028881
Principal area Powys
Ceremonial county Powys
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LLANDINAM
Postcode district SY17
Dialling code 01686
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Montgomeryshire
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Llandinam is a village and community in Powys, central Wales, between Newtown and Llanidloes, located on the A470.[1] As a community, Llandinam is made up of the village itself, small hamlets including Plas Dinam and Little London and several farms.

Llandinam was the family home of David Davies who was responsible for much of the development of the South Wales Valleys and the export of coal in the 19th century. The house that David Davies built, Broneirion, remains an elegant country mansion owned by Girlguiding Cymru. The parents of Murray Humphreys, one of Chicago's most feared Prohibition gangsters, emigrated to the United States from the village in the late 1890s.[2]

The bridge from the main road over towards Broneirion was the first cast iron bridge constructed in the county, designed by Thomas Penson and built by Davies 1846. It spans 90 feet (27.5 m). At the east end of the bridge there is a statue of David Davies.[3]

Gordonstoun school was evacuated here for the duration of World War II. The local village school was threatened with closure in 2003 due to falling pupil numbers; thanks to a popular local campaign it was temporarily saved.

Llandinam was voted the Best Kept Village in Wales in 1986.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Menna, Baines et al., eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 477. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6. 
  2. ^ Russo, Gus, The Outfit: The Role of Chicago's Underworld in the Shaping of Modern America. p.23
  3. ^ Cragg, Roger (ed):Civil Engineering Heritage, Wales and West Central England, ISBN 0 7277 2576 9

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