Machynlleth  Montgomeryshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Machynlleth like this:

Machynlleth, parl. bor. and market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Montgomeryshire, on river Dovey, 20 miles NE. of Aberystwith and 216 miles from London by rail - par., 14,861 ac., pop. 2804; township, pop. 2026; parl. bor., 1196 ac., pop. 2045; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Wednesday. ...

The town has a fine situation, sheltered on all sides by lofty hills. Anglers find excellent sport in the surrounding streams. The industries are mostly flannel and tweed manufactures, tanning, fulling, and wool carding. Slate quarries and lead mines are worked in the neighbourhood. Owen Glendower assembled a parliament here in 1402. Machynlleth is one of the Montgomery District of Parl. Boroughs, which returns 1 member.

Machynlleth through time

Machynlleth is now part of Powys district. Click here for graphs and data of how Powys has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Machynlleth itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Machynlleth, in Powys and Montgomeryshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th April 2024

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