Llangurig Community Council


Llangurig is both a village and a community in Montgomeryshire, Powys, Wales. The population was 723 in the 2011 UK Census. The community includes the hamlet of Cwmbelan.

The River Wye, the A470 and the A44 trunk roads pass through Llangurig, as do the National Cycle Route 8 and the Wye Valley Walk.

The 15th century parish church located in the village is dedicated to Saint Curig, its reputed founder, and is a grade II* listed building. There are also two small chapels.

The village has been home for many decades to a craft shop as well as two public houses, a number of bed and breakfasts and a small village shop and Post Office. The manor house, Clochfaen Hall, was designed by architect William Arthur Smith Benson, a designer of the Arts and Crafts movement. He also designed the drinking fountain between the road and the village green, the erection of which commemorates the completion of the village’s piped water supply, a scheme begun by Colonel Gerald Hope Lloyd-Verney, to whom the fountain is also a memorial.[2]

Llangurig used to have a small primary school. In January 2003, the school had only 19 pupils.[3] In 2006, a successful campaign against closure by the local council was fought.[4] The school eventually closed at the end of the 2008 academic year.[5]

The village holds an annual agricultural show and sheepdog trials in August.

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