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Trefeglwys is located in Powys
Trefeglwys shown within Powys
Population 910 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SN971902
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CAERSWS
Postcode district SY17
Dialling code 01686
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
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 in north Powys, Mid Wales, within the traditional 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, whilst a rural area the parish of Trefeglwys is about 8 miles long by 3 miles 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 Vicar1762 - 1830 - Eqlwys Fach - married Anne Owen of Trefeglwys 1786-1869 - Child Evan Pugh 1874 who married Margaet 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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