Trefeglwys

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Trefeglwys
Montgomeryshire
Location
Grid reference: SN971902
Location: 52°30’0"N, 3°31’0"W
Data
Population: 868
Post town: Trefeglwys
Postcode: SY17
Dialling code: 01686
Local Government
Council: Powys
Parliamentary
constituency:
Montgomeryshire

Trefeglwys is a village and parish in Montgomeryshire north of Llanidloes. The parish includes the village of Staylittle, some six miles west of Trefeglwys itself.

The name derives from the Welsh language Tref 'township' and Eglwys 'church'. The village sits on the River Trannon. There are many amenities in the village including a public house, garage, parish church, Nonconformist chapel, primary school, village hall and children's playground.

Historical Context

Historically, the parish of Trefeglwys includes the townships of Bodaioch, Maestrefgomer, Esgeirieth and Dolgwden, whilst a rural area the parish of Trefeglwys is about eight miles long by three miles wide.

Notable People born in Trefeglwys

  • 2012 Rally America Champion Driver David Higgins.
  • 2003 World Rally champion Co-driver Phil Mills.
  • 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 -

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