Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Machynlleth within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Machynlleth, parl. bor. and market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Montgomeryshire, on river Dovey, 20 miles NE. of Aberystwith and 216 miles from London by rail - par., 14,861 ac., pop. 2804; township, pop. 2026; parl. bor., 1196 ac., pop. 2045; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Wednesday. The town has a fine situation, sheltered on all sides by lofty hills. Anglers find excellent sport in the surrounding streams. The industries are mostly flannel and tweed manufactures, tanning, fulling, and wool carding. Slate quarries and lead mines are worked in the neighbourhood. Owen Glendower assembled a parliament here in 1402. Machynlleth is one of the Montgomery District of Parl. Boroughs, which returns 1 member.