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Denbighshire, Montgomeryshire
Village of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant - geograph.org.uk - 193294.jpg
Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant
Grid reference: SJ123262
Location: 52°49’48"N, 3°18’-0"W
Post town: Oswestry
Postcode: SY10
Dialling code: 01691
Local Government
Council: Powys

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant is a village on the border of Denbighshire with Montgomeryshire, which here is marked by the River Rhaeadr. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 1,470.

The River Rhaeadr runs through the centre of the village, Llanrhaeadr lying in the narrow space along its valley, a little above the place where its waters enter the River Tanat. The Rhaeadr and Tanat in turn mark the county border. Most of the village and two of its three churches, stand on the Denbighshire side of the stream, on the north-east.

The village is best known as the former parish of William Morgan, then a vicar who first translated the Bible into Welsh and later rose to become a Bishop of Llandaff and later Bishop of St Asaph.[1]

Sights about the village

Attractions near the village include the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, known for its natural arch.

The Berwyn Mountains are nearby and Lake Vyrnwy.

Film Location

Parts of the 1995 film The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, starring Hugh Grant, were filmed in the village.[2]

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