Llanerfyl

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Llanerfyl
St Erfyl's church, Llanerfyl - geograph.org.uk - 1594259.jpg
St Erfyl's church, Llanerfyl
Llanerfyl is located in Powys
Llanerfyl
Llanerfyl
Location within Powys
Population406 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ041130
Community
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWELSHPOOL
Postcode districtSY21
Dialling code01938
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Powys
52°42′24″N 3°25′12″W / 52.706539°N 3.419930°W / 52.706539; -3.419930Coordinates: 52°42′24″N 3°25′12″W / 52.706539°N 3.419930°W / 52.706539; -3.419930

Llanerfyl is a village and community in Montgomeryshire, Powys, Wales. Located near the River Banwy, the community includes the village of Llanerfyl, several farms and wide tracts of marchland. The southern part of the community includes Cwm Nant yr Eira, which suffered severe depopulation in the 20th century.[2] The 2001 census gives the population of the community as 402, increasing slightly to 406 at the 2011 Census.[3]

The village contains St Erfyl's church, named after Erfyl, rebuilt in 1870. It contains the remnants of a 15th-century shrine. The circular churchyard has in it a gravestone from either the 5th or 6th century commemorating the death of a young girl, identified locally with Erfyl:

   HIC [IN] / TUM(V)LO IAC/IT R[O]STE/ECE FILIA PA/TERNINI / AN(N)IS XIII IN / PA(CE)
   ('In the grave here lies *Rhostege daughter of Padarn, 13 years, in peace').

Notable residents[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ https://powys.moderngov.co.uk/mgParishCouncilDetails.aspx?ID=333&LS=1
  2. ^ Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel; Menna, Baines; Lynch, Peredur I., eds. (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. p. 485. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.
  3. ^ "Community Population 2011". Retrieved 9 November 2015.