Llanstephan, Powys

Llanstephan church

Llanstephan is a small rural settlement in the community of Glasbury, Powys, Wales.

Llanstephan is centred around the isolated Church of St Stephen (or Ystyffan).[1][2] Llanstephan is first recorded as Llanytyffaen wen in the 15th century, with the 'wen' probably referring to the whitewash of the church.[2] The church appears to date from the 13th or 14th century, with a two-and-half stage tower. The building was re-roofed and repaired in 1867-8[1] and was described in 1859 as not in good condition.[3]

Llanstephan House was demolished in 1972 and subsequently rebuilt.[1] It was originally a tall, three-gabled house dating from mid 1800s which had been remodelled in the 1920s.[4] Other buildings of note include two early cruck frame houses: Dolwen is a few hundred yards south east of the church and has a Tudor door; Celyn, a mile north east, is now ruined but was originally a long house.[1]

Lady Milford's Bridge

A suspension bridge was built across the nearby River Wye in 1922, by David Rowell & Company.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Haslam, Richard (1979), The Buildings of Wales: Powys, University of Wales Press, p. 255, ISBN 978-0300185089
  2. ^ a b "Llanstephan" (PDF). Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Llansteffan Radnorshire". A Vision of Britain. Retrieved 12 December 2016. - quoting John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales.
  4. ^ "Llanstephan House, Llanstephan, Near Erwood". Coflein.gov.uk. Retrieved 12 December 2016.

Coordinates: 52°04′05″N 3°17′10″W / 52.068°N 3.286°W / 52.068; -3.286