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|Welsh: Y Groes|
Crossgates shown within Powys
|OS grid reference|
|Community||Llanbadarn Fawr, Powys|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||LLANDRINDOD WELLS|
|Fire||Mid and West Wales|
|UK Parliament||Brecon & Radnorshire|
|Welsh Assembly||Brecon and Radnorshire|
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.
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.
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.