Four Crosses, Powys

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Four Crosses
Four Crosses Village centre - geograph.org.uk - 1336357.jpg
Four Crosses village centre
Four Crosses is located in Powys
Four Crosses
Four Crosses
Location within Powys
Population900 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSJ272184
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLLANYMYNECH
Postcode districtSY22
Dialling code01691
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Powys
52°45′30″N 3°04′47″W / 52.758386°N 3.0797392°W / 52.758386; -3.0797392

Four Crosses (Welsh: Llandysilio) is a village in Montgomeryshire in northern Powys, mid Wales, close to the border with Shropshire. It is in the community of Llandysilio.

Geography[edit]

The village sits on the Offa's Dyke Path. The nearest town is Oswestry.

Population[edit]

It is home to over 900 persons.[citation needed]

Historic businesses[edit]

Historically, the village was a centre for milk collection. The Four Crosses Creamery produced prize winning ice cream which was distributed over a large area of mid/north Wales and adjoining counties.

Transport[edit]

The village was served by Four Crosses railway station until 1965. It lies on the A483 road which now bypasses the village to the west.

Sport[edit]

The Foxen Manor housing estate has a football field and playground. This field is home to Four Crosses who play in the FAW League One, the third tier of Welsh football. The village was the home of Rodney Rovers Football Club (played behind the Golden Lion public house) which played at a high level. Former British Light heavyweight Boxing Champion Dennis Powell lived in the village. A plaque is affixed to his training "hall". The village was a stopping point (Bowyers Garage) on the Monte Carlo Rally.

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Coordinates: 52°45′N 3°05′W / 52.750°N 3.083°W / 52.750; -3.083