Elan Village is a small purpose-built community on the border of Brecknockshire and Radnorshire. It was designed by architect Herbert Tudor Buckland as part of Birmingham Corporation's scheme to construct a series of water supply reservoirs in the Elan Valley between 1892 and 1904. It housed workers and their families responsible for maintaining the scheme's dams and the filtration systems. Elan Village is the only purpose-built Arts and Crafts "Model Village" in Wales.
It is served by the B4518 road which runs three miles south-westwards from Rhayader to end at the village, though continuing as a minor road to Caban-coch Reservoir. The road continues over the Elenydd to Cwmystwyth and a cul-de-sac branch runs to the dam of Claerwen Reservoir.
- Owen, H.W. and Morgan, R. 2007 Dictionary of the Place-names of Wales Gomer Press, Cardiganshire ISBN 9781843239017
- Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer map sheet no 200 Llandrindod Wells & Elan Valley