Abermule

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Abermule
Welsh: Aber-miwl
Abermule is located in Powys
Abermule
Abermule
 Abermule shown within Powys
OS grid reference SO162947
Principal area Powys
Ceremonial county Powys
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Montgomery
Postcode district SY15
Dialling code 01686
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Montgomeryshire
List of places
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Wales
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Coordinates: 52°32′39″N 3°14′12″W / 52.5441°N 3.2367°W / 52.5441; -3.2367

Abermule (Welsh: Aber-miwl) is a village lying on the River Severn 6 km (4 miles) northeast of Newtown in Powys, mid Wales. The A483 Swansea to Manchester trunk road, the Cambrian Line railway, connecting Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury, and the Montgomery Canal, close to the river, all pass through Abermule.

Amenities[edit]

The Abermule Hotel

The village has one primary school - Abermule CP School; previously called Dolforwyn CP School - a village shop, a caravan park, a growing number of new houses, a community centre/playing fields, two parks for children, a bowling green, two tennis courts, and two pubs - The Abermule and The Waterloo Arms. Abermule is also home to Wales's first privately owned natural burial site, Green Lane Burial Field.[1]

History[edit]

Nearby are the remains of Dolforwyn Castle, the only castle built by the last native prince of Gwynedd of direct descent, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales. In 2006 a Roman Road was found while building the Felin Hafren estate.

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

Abermule railway station was closed as part of the Beeching cuts in 1965. The Cambrian railway users group has called for the reinstatement of this station. Abermule had earlier been the junction for a short branch railway to Kerry, closed in 1956.

The Abermule train collision on 26 January 1921 killed 17 passengers, including the Cambrian Railways chairman, Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest of Machynlleth.

Bus[edit]

Abermule is served by regular bus services to Llanidloes, Montgomery, Newtown, Rhayader, Shrewsbury, and Welshpool.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

Sport[edit]

Football[edit]

Abermule FC, who play behind the Primary School in the centre of Abermule, has been part of the Montgomeryshire leagues for 39 years. The current team is co-managed by Steven Morris and Michael 'Smithy' Fletcher.

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