Llanyre

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Llanyre
Llanyre is located in Powys
Llanyre
Llanyre
Llanyre shown within Powys
Population 1,141 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SO045625
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Llandrindrod Wells
Postcode district LD
Dialling code + 44 (0)1597
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Powys
52°15′09″N 3°23′54″W / 52.252439°N 3.398423°W / 52.252439; -3.398423Coordinates: 52°15′09″N 3°23′54″W / 52.252439°N 3.398423°W / 52.252439; -3.398423

Llanyre (English corruption from Welsh: Llanllŷr-yn-Rhos) is a village and electoral ward in Powys, Wales. The community had a population of 1,061 in 2001,[2] increasing to 1,141 at the 2011 Census. It includes the village of Newbridge-on-Wye.

Location[edit]

Llanyre is to the west of Llandrindod Wells, in the upper Wye Valley. The area is largely rural, and is probably best known for its fishing and walking opportunities - with easy access to the Elan Valley and Brecon Beacons.

Architecture[edit]

Housing in Llanyre comprises an eclectic mix of nineteenth century stone and brick housing, with newer, more modern housing schemes currently under development.[3]

Administration[edit]

The electorate of Llanyre was 940 in 2005.[4] Administration is undertaken by the Llanyre Community Council. This is divided into three wards, consisting of 12 elected members, as such:

  • Llanfihangel Helygen - 2 members, 44 electors.
  • Llanyre Rural - 5 members, 400 electors.
  • Llanyre Village - 5 members, 496 electors.

Meetings are held every third Tuesday in the month, excluding August.[5]

Church of St Llyr[edit]

Church of St Llyr

The Church of St Llyr lies to the south of the village, on the west of the A4081 road to Rhayader. Rebuilt entirely from 1885-7,[6] little remains of the original church apart from the very front of the building.

It is a grade II* listed building.[7]

Nearby attractions[edit]

  • Llandrindod Golf Course "(3 miles)"
  • Gilfach Nature Reserve (8 Miles)
  • Llanidloes Museum (14 Miles)
  • Hergest Croft Gardens (15 Miles)
  • Strata Florida Abbey (33 Miles)
  • Newtown Textile Museum (18 Miles)
  • Kinnersley Castle (20 Miles)
  • The South Wales Borderers Museum (21 Miles)
  • Moccas Court (22 Miles)
  • Walcot Hall (23 Miles)
  • Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture (25 Miles)
  • Glansevern Hall (25 Miles)
  • Tretower Court and Castle (26 Miles)
  • Stokesay Castle (26 Miles)
  • Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway (27 Miles)
  • Ludlow Racecourse (28 Miles)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward/Community population 2011". Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  2. ^ 2001 Census
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Community No. R18 - LLANYRE
  5. ^ About Llanyre Community Council
  6. ^ Llanyre a Swansea and Brecon Diocesan Church
  7. ^ "Church of St Michael, Llanyre". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 

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