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Llangynidr bridge over the River Usk in winter
Grid reference: SO153191
Location: 51°51’52"N, 3°13’52"W
Population: 2,800
Post town: Crickhowell
Postcode: NP8
Dialling code: 01874
Local Government
Council: Powys
Brecon & Radnorshire

Llangynidr is a village in Brecknockshire about four miles west of Crickhowell and nine miles south-east of Brecon. The River Usk flows through the village as does the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal on which there are four locks.

The village is notionally divided into Upper and Lower Llangynidr. The remains of a mediæval reeve's house have been discovered in the course of archaeological excavations in the centre of the village.

The village has two public houses, a church and two chapels.

Brief history

Sir William Herbert, Knight of Raglan Castle was granted the manors of Tretower Castle and Crickhowell just after the accession of Edward IV in 1442.[1] At that time this village was part of the manor of Tretower.

The land was then in the ownership of the Earls of Worcester until the nineteenth and early twentieth century when much of Llangynidr was part of the Glanusk Park estate.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "An Introduction to the History of Llangynidr" Dorethea Watkins 1986 Langynidr Local History Society

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Llangynidr)

Further reading

  • Shadows in a Landscape (Llangynidr Local History Society, 2000)