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Duhonw is a rural community in Powys, Wales, to the south of Builth Wells (Welsh: Llanfair ym Muallt), comprising scattered farms and dwellings.[1] Covering an area of 4,376 hectares (16.90 sq mi), it is bounded to its north by the Afon Irfon, to its south by Mynydd Epynt and Banc y Celyn and to its east the rivers Duhonw and Wye (Afon Gwy).[1][2] Llangammarch Wells' (Welsh: Llangamarch) is to its west.

Its population was 294, according to the 2011 census;[2] a 2% fall since the 300 people noted in 2001.[3]

The 2011 census showed 14.6% of the population could speak Welsh, a rise from 9.2% in 2001.[4]

Duhonw Community Council was created following a 1985 review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales, amalgamating the four small communities of Llanddewi'r Cwm, Llangynog, Llanynis and Maesmynis.[1]

Duhonw is part of the Sennybridge Training Area,[5] and is listed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

See also[edit]

Buellt - for the area's history


  1. ^ a b c "Final Proposals – Brecknockshire – Community - B03 04 07 Builth Wells Cilmery Duhonw" (PDF). Powys County Council. 3 April 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Area: Duhonw (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Area: Duhonw (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. 18 November 2004. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "2011 Census results by Community". Welsh Language Commissioner. 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Blaen Duhonw deserted rural settlement, Llangammarch Wells". CBHC Coflein website. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. 10 September 2008. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 

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