Abermule

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Abermule
Welsh: Abermiwl
Montgomeryshire
The Abermule Hotel - geograph.org.uk - 307993.jpg
The Abermule Hotel
Location
Grid reference: SO1614594642
Location: 52°32’34"N, 3°14’12"W
Data
Post town: Montgomery
Postcode: SY15
Dialling code: 01686
Local Government
Council: Powys
Parliamentary
constituency:
Montgomeryshire

Abermule is a village in Montgomeryshire, located on the River Severn. The Montgomery Canal runs through Abermule, close to the river.

Amenities

The village has one primary school - Abermule CP School; previously called Dolforwyn CP School - a village shop, a caravan park, a growing number of new houses, a community centre/playing fields, two parks for children, a bowling green, two tennis courts and two pubs - 'The Abermule Inn' and 'The Waterloo Arms'. Abermule is also home to Wales's first privately-owned natural burial site, Green Lane Burial Field.[1]

History

Nearby are the remains of Dolforwyn Castle, the only castle built by the last prince of Gwynedd of direct descent, Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan. In 2006 a Roman road was found while building the "Felin Hafren" estate.

Transport

Rail

Abermule railway station was closed as part of the Beeching cuts in 1965. The Cambrian railway users group has called for the reinstatement of this station. Abermule had earlier been the junction for a short branch railway to Kerry, closed in 1956.

The Abermule train collision on 26 January 1921 killed 17 passengers, including the Cambrian Railways chairman, Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest of Machynlleth.

Bus

There is a regular bus service running to Shrewsbury, Welshpool, Newtown and Montgomery.

Notable residents

  • Composer Philip Heseltine, pseudonym Peter Warlock, lived at Abermule before and after the First World War.

Sport

Football

Abermule FC, who play behind the Primary School in the centre of Abermule, has been part of the Montgomeryshire leagues since 1971.

References

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