Wards & Parishes

Glasbury & District consists of 4 Wards. Below you will find more details on these Wards.

Glasbury

Glasbury is noted as a angling and canoeing centre. It is situated on the A438 between Brecon and Hereford at a bend on the river Wye with a backdrop of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. The oldest part of the village (dating from 5th century) is on the Radnor side of the bridge with several of its facilities located on the south side. On the Radnor side lies the public access to the river, used by many visiting canoeists. There is a charge for launching these canoes which is collected by Glasbury Community Council. The village green with adjoining war memorial. There are 4 Chapels and 1 Church

Llowes

The Village of Llowes lies on the A438, 2 miles East of Glasbury, and enjoys exceptional views across The Wye Valley towards The Black Mountains.Llowes church, built in 1856, represents one of the oldest religious sites in Powys, having been established by St Meilig around 540. The great stone "Cross of St Meilig" was brought down to the churchyard from Bryn-yrhydd Common in the 12th century, and was moved into the church itself in 1956. There is a 7th century cross carved on one side, and another from the 11th century on the other. St Meilig's church was one of those in the Reverend Francis Kilvert's ministry in the 19th century, and there is a memorial to him in front of the porch.

Boughrood

Boughrood (Pronounced Bockrood) is a village of some 90 dwellings together with a scattering of farms and houses in the surrounding area. Set immediately at one end of the river bridge connecting it with Llyswen village, the original location is probably due to a ford across the river Wye. In 1842 a tollbridge was built across the river and the original tollhouse still stands at the end of the bridge. The village also boasts a pub, a church, a chapel, a village store and a mobile post office calls on Weekdays. For those of a technological bent there is a "Telecentre" where you can have your Laptop or PC repaired or Virus checked and you can send and receiving faxes and e-mail. There are also a few fine old houses dating back to the 17th and 18th century.

It is primarily an agricultural area that offers peace and quiet to the residents and a few but increasing number of visitors to the area. Visitors come mainly for outdoor pursuits such as walking, canoeing and cycling and a selection of accommodation and eating establishments are available in the immediate area.

Boughrood Church

The church was built in 1854, within the circular churchyard which existed from medieval times. It was restored in memory of Rev. Walter de Winton. The Rev and Mrs de Winton lived at the vicarage, (now the Old Vicarage), for 30 years from 1851, and had 14 children, 7 boys and 7 girls, all of whom except 1 were born at the vicarage and baptized in St. Cynog's church. It has red and blue tiled roofs but the original spire was  removed as it had become unsafe.  This has now been restored to it's former glory with a new Spire.

Llanstephan St. Stephens Church in Llanstephan

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