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Powys Wales communities - Maescar locator.png
Maescar community location within Powys
OS grid referenceSN 925 282
• Cardiff35.4 mi (57.0 km)
• London148.7 mi (239.3 km)
  • Maescar
Principal area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRECON
FireMid and West Wales
List of places
51°56′31″N 3°33′58″W / 51.942°N 3.566°W / 51.942; -3.566Coordinates: 51°56′31″N 3°33′58″W / 51.942°N 3.566°W / 51.942; -3.566

Maescar is a community in the county of Powys, Wales, and is 35.4 miles (56.9 km) from Cardiff and 148.7 miles (239.3 km) from London.[1][2] It is in the historic county of Brecknockshire.


Former station house site, Marshfield

The villages of Defynnog and Sennybridge lie in the community of Maescar. There are around 10 round cairns and notable standing stones within the community, dating back to the Iron Age.

In 2011 the population of Maescar was 965 with 24.0% of inhabitants able to speak Welsh.[3]


Maescar has a community council with eleven locally elected or co-opted community councillors. They consider planning applications and other matters of local interest.[4]

Maescar fall within the electoral ward called Maescar/Llywel (which also includes the neighbouring communities of Llywel and Cray). The ward elects a county councillor to sit on Powys County Council. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 1,703.[5]

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  1. ^ Bangor University Placenames Unit (Canolfan Bedwyr); Archived 12 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine accessed 9 May 2014
  2. ^ Google Maps (Map). Google.
  3. ^ Welsh Government website; 2011 Census Returns and stats; Archived 30 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine accessed 9 May 2014
  4. ^ "Contacts". Maescar Community Council. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 13 November 2015.

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