Llanidloes, Powys

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Llanidloes is a town in Powys

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Llanidloes within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Llanidloes in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Llanidloes, parl. and mun. bor., market town, and par. with ry. sta., Montgomeryshire, in S. of co., on river Severn, 19 miles SW. of Montgomery and 200 miles NW. of London - par., 15,404 ac., pop. 4939; bor., 611 ac., pop. 3421; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 news-paper. Market-day, Saturday. The town has an agreeable situation, at the confluence of the rivers Severn and Clywedog, and is nearly surrounded by lofty hills, showing picturesque and beautiful scenery. It is a very old place, the parish church of St Idloes having been founded in 620. The mfr. of Welsh flannel supports a great portion of the local trade, and in the vicinity are many well-known and productive lead mines. Tanning and machine-making are the other industries. Llanidloes is one of the Montgomery District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returns 1 member.

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