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Llanfechain is a small village located in northern Powys, mid-Wales, between Llanfyllin and Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain. It has a population of approximately 600 people.[1]

Features include a local pub, "plas-y-dinas", a small primary school and a village hall. The parish church, St Garmon's, was originally constructed in Norman times, and still retains many original features.[2] The village has held a traditional village show on the August bank holiday weekend every year since 1966.[1]

The village was served by the Llanfyllin branch of the Cambrian Railways, which has since been dismantled.[3]

Llanfechain was the birthplace of Walter Davies, who undertook printed surveys of the rural economy and society of Wales at the turn of the 19th century.[4]

The novelist and playwright James Hanley lived in Llanfechain from December 1940 until 1963. After he died in London in 1985 Hanley was buried in the village.[5]


External links

  • Llanfechain C in W Primary School
  • Llanfechain Village website
  • Photos of Llanfechain and surrounding area on geograph
  • Llanfechain Community Website
  • Llanfechain Show Website

Coordinates: 52°46′28″N 3°12′07″W / 52.7744°N 3.2019°W / 52.7744; -3.2019

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