Old Radnor (Welsh: Pencraig) is a village and community in Powys, Wales. The community includes Old Radnor and the villages of Yardro, Dolyhir, Burlingjobb, Evenjobb (Welsh: Einsiob), Kinnerton and Walton. In the 2001 census and the 2011 Census the community had a population of 741 (390 male and 351 female) in 323 households.[1] Old Radnor lies on a lane off the A44 to the west of the Wales–England border.

Old Radnor
Evenjobb village (1294980).jpg
Old Radnor is located in Powys
Old Radnor
Old Radnor
Location within Powys
Population741 (2011)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPRESTEIGNE
Postcode districtLD8
Dialling code01544
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Powys
52°13′30″N 3°06′00″W / 52.225°N 3.100°W / 52.225; -3.100Coordinates: 52°13′30″N 3°06′00″W / 52.225°N 3.100°W / 52.225; -3.100

The 15th-century parish church, dedicated to Saint Stephen, is in perpendicular gothic style, and is noted for its early organ and organ case, early stained glass, fine rood screen and large pre-Norman font. Lying adjacent are earthworks known as Old Radnor Castle, but it is unclear if it was ever in fact a fortification.[2]

Riddings Brook, a tributary of the River Lugg, starts near Old Radnor. Old Radnor has one pub, the Harp Inn, a 15th-century farm house.

New Radnor, which had replaced Old Radnor as the county town of Radnorshire, is further to the west.

GovernanceEdit

An Old Radnor electoral ward exists. The ward covers the communities of Old Radnor, New Radnor and Gladestry. It elects one county councillor to Powys County Council. At the 2011 Census this ward had a population of 1,562.[3]

In 2018 a Review of Electoral Arrangements proposed that Old Radnor and Gladestry be included with nearby Painscastle under a new ward with the name Glasbury and Old Radnor. If accepted, the proposed change would take effect from the 2022 election.[4]

At the local level, Old Radnor Community Council represents the community. It comprises up to eleven community councillors representing the community wards of Old Radnor/Walton and Kinnerton/Evenjobb.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ONS". statistics.gov.uk.
  2. ^ "Old Radnor Castle". www.castlewales.com.
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Review of Electoral Arrangements – Draft Proposals - County of Powys" (PDF). Powys County Council. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Council members". Old Radnor Community Council. Retrieved 3 October 2018.

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