Llanfair Caereinion

Llanfair Caereinion is a small town and community in Montgomeryshire, Powys, Wales upon the River Banwy (also known as the River Einion), around 8 miles west of Welshpool.

Llanfair Caereinion
Llanfair Caereinion is located in Powys
Llanfair Caereinion
Llanfair Caereinion
Location within Powys
Population1,810 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSJ105065
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSY21
Dialling code01938
FireMid and West Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
52°38′56″N 3°19′28″W / 52.64882°N 3.32434°W / 52.64882; -3.32434Coordinates: 52°38′56″N 3°19′28″W / 52.64882°N 3.32434°W / 52.64882; -3.32434
Llanfair Caereinion Town Hall in 1802

In 2011 the ward had a population of 11,810. The town is built upon the site of an old Roman fort. Llanfair is most famous for being a terminus of the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway. The site of the Battle of Maes Moydog is nearby.

In 1758 the town was almost completely wiped out by the Great Fire which was so intense and devastating it was reported in the London Press.[2]

In 2019 The town Council appointed its first official Town Crier, David Salter. Although it is likely that Llanfair C'n did have a Town Crier centuries ago, no records have yet been discovered.

The village itself had a population of 1,055 according to Nomis. [3]

David Cox - Llanfair Church, c.1813

Notable residentsEdit


  1. ^ "Town population 2011". Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  2. ^ https://cpat.org.uk/ycom/mont/llanfaircaereinion.pdf
  3. ^ https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/localarea?compare=W37000242
  4. ^ "Jehu, Thomas John". Who's Who: 1301. 1919.

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