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Llangynidr Bridge over the River Usk in winter
Llangynidr is located in Powys
 Llangynidr shown within Powys
Population 1,036 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SO153191
Principal area Powys
Ceremonial county Powys
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Crickhowell
Postcode district NP8
Dialling code 01874
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Brecon & Radnorshire
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Coordinates: 51°51′52″N 3°13′52″W / 51.864570°N 3.231090°W / 51.864570; -3.231090

Llangynidr is a village and an electoral ward in Powys, Wales, about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Crickhowell and 9 miles (14.5 km) south-east of Brecon. The River Usk flows through the village as does the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal on which there are five locks and an aqueduct.

The village is notionally divided into Upper and Lower Llangynidr. The remains of what may be a medieval reeve's house have been discovered in the course of archaeological excavations in the centre of the village.[2]

The village has two public houses, a church and two chapels.

Brief history[edit]

Sir William Herbert, Knight of Raglan Castle, was granted the manors of Tretower Castle and Crickhowell just after the accession of Edward IV in 1442.[3] At that time this village was part of the manor of Tretower.

The land was then in the ownership of the Earls of Worcester until the nineteenth and early twentieth century when much of Llangynidr was part of the Glanusk Park estate.[3]


  1. ^ "Ward/Community population 2011". Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Anthony, Michael. Persondy field, Llangynidr: excavations, September 2002. Hanes: newsletter of the Brecknock History Forum, No 11 (May 2003), 3-4.
  3. ^ a b "An Introduction to the History of Llangynidr" Dorethea Watkins 1986 Langynidr Local History Society

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Shadows in a Landscape (Llangynidr Local History Society, 2000)