Heartsease, Powys

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the flower, see Heartsease.
Heartsease is located in Powys
 Heartsease shown within Powys
Population <100
OS grid reference SO324724
Principal area Powys
Ceremonial county Powys
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KNIGHTON
Postcode district LD7
Dialling code 01547
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Brecon & Radnorshire
List of places

Coordinates: 52°20′46″N 2°59′25″W / 52.3462°N 2.9904°W / 52.3462; -2.9904

Heartsease is a small settlement or hamlet in the Welsh district of Radnor and part of the county of Powys. It is close to the border with England and lies near the junction of the two counties of Herefordshire and Shropshire.

Historically, it was part of the Parish of Stanage. For historical population figures see Powys History Project. The hamlet lies on the A4113 road between Knighton and Ludlow and is just a few hundred metres from the River Teme.

A romantic legend attributes the name to a comment made by Owain Glyndŵr whose heart was set at ease when he glimpsed Wales upon returning from England.

More recently, the television programme Tom Sharpe's Blott on the Landscape was filmed at nearby Stanage Park.

Today the settlement is best known as the home of Radnor Hills, a business bottling local spring water.

External links[edit]