Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant

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Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
Village of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant - geograph.org.uk - 193294.jpg
Village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant is located in Powys
Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
 Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant shown within Powys
OS grid reference SJ123262
Principal area Powys
Ceremonial county Powys
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OSWESTRY
Postcode district SY10
Dialling code 01691
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Montgomeryshire
List of places
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Coordinates: 52°50′N 3°18′W / 52.83°N 3.30°W / 52.83; -3.30

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant is a village in Powys, Wales. Until 1974, Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant was split into two civil parishes, the northern parish being in historic Denbighshire and the southern parish in historic Montgomeryshire. The divide continued between 1974 and 1996, with the former Denbighshire parish being placed in Clwyd and former Montgomeryshire parish in Powys. However, in 1996 both parts of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant were united within the county of Powys.

In the 2001 Census it had a population of 1,470,[1] of whom 55% were Welsh-speaking.[2]

Parish church[edit]

St Dogfan's church

The Norman church of St Dogfan is a grade II* listed building, restored between 1879 and 1882. The parish is best known for being former parish of William Morgan, then a vicar who first translated the Old Testament into Welsh in the 1580s and later rose to become a Bishop at Llandaff Cathedral and St. Asaph.[3]

Local attractions[edit]

Attractions near the village include the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, known for its natural arch.

The Berwyn Mountains and Lake Vyrnwy are nearby.

Film location[edit]

Parts of the 1995 film The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, starring Hugh Grant, were filmed in the village,[4] portraying the real-life village of Taff's Well, in Rhondda Cynon Taf, which by 1995 had been too developed to use.

Public transport[edit]

Bus services are operated by family-run firm Tanat Valley Coaches, which is based on the edge of the village. Route 76 links the village with Llanfyllin, Meifod and Welshpool, whilst routes 79/79A connect the village with Llangynog, Llangedwyn, Penybontfawr and Oswestry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Census – 2001. Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved on 2013-02-05.
  2. ^ UK Census – 2001. Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved on 2013-02-05.
  3. ^ William-Morgan. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved on 2013-02-05.
  4. ^ OnlineVideo – The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain, Ovguide.com. Retrieved on 2013-02-05.

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