Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, Powys, SY22 6TR
Date of visit: 12th May 2022
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Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain is a large village (in the community of Llansantffraid) in Powys, mid Wales, close to the border with Shropshire in England, about 7 miles (11 km) south west of Oswestry and 8 miles (13 km) north of Welshpool. It is on the A495 road and is at the confluence of the River Vyrnwy and the Afon Cain. The population as of the 2011 UK Census was 1,415. The community includes the village of Deuddwr and several hamlets.
The name is based on the story of St Bhrid, who is said to have floated across the Irish Sea on a sod of turf, or to have been carried to Scotland by two oystercatchers. The followers of St Bhrid possibly set up new settlements known by the Welsh as Llan Santes Ffraid, Church of (Lady) Saint Bhrid.
In recent years the spelling of the village name, with or without a “t”, has been a contentious issue (as it has been at Llansantffraid Glyn Ceiriog) and this has been recognised by Powys County Council providing a dual spelling of the village name on road signs in the locality.
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Northing & Westing 52°47’24.9″N, 3°10’06.3″W
Plus code: 9C4RQRRJ+4J
Grid Reference SJ 21303 22049
OS X & Y: 322049, 321303
Latitude & Longitude: 52.790252, -3.168427
UK Postcode: SY22 6TR
District: Powys – Powys
Parish: Llansantffraid Community
Internal ref number: PW/126/183