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Trefeglwys is located in Powys
Location within Powys
Population910 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSN971902
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCAERSWS
Postcode districtSY17
Dialling code01686
FireMid and West Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
52°30′00″N 3°31′00″W / 52.50°N 3.51667°W / 52.50; -3.51667Coordinates: 52°30′00″N 3°31′00″W / 52.50°N 3.51667°W / 52.50; -3.51667

Trefeglwys is a village and community in Powys, Wales, within the historic county of Montgomeryshire

The name derives from the Welsh language Tref 'township' and Eglwys 'church'. The village sits on the Afon Trannon. There are many amenities in the village including public house, garage, parish church, Nonconformist chapel, primary school, village hall and children's playground.

Historical context[edit]

Historically, the parish of Trefeglwys includes the townships of Bodaioch, Maestrefgomer, Esgeirieth and Dolgwden. In a rural area, the parish of Trefeglwys is about eight miles (13 km) long by three miles (4.8 km) wide.

Notable people born in Trefeglwys[edit]

  • 2012 Rally America Champion Driver David Higgins.
  • 2003 World Rally champion Co-driver Phil Mills (1963- ).
  • Rev Dr John Breynton, DD (CIR 1730-1799) - rector of Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Rev Evan Pugh of Rhiwi 1762-1830 Vicar, Eglwys Fach - married Anne Owen of Trefeglwys 1786-1869 - Child Evan Pugh 1874 who married Margaret Parry de Heveningham -


  1. ^ "Trefeglwys (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 9 November 2015.

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