Visit Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys. About 6 miles by road from Llanfyllin, this village is reached by a road passing through some of the finest scenery in Powys, offering both the pleasant views along the Tanat valley and, by way of contrast, the sight of Gyrn Moelfre (1,707 ft). The fall, Pistyll Rhaeadr, from which the village gets its name draws visitors to the place, following the way taken by George Borrow. The church, which has no saint's name, is described simply as being by the Falls of the Swift Brook (though some translate it as the Brook of Pigs). A special object of interest is a grave-slab, probably of the 10th century. It is inscribed: + XPI Con Filius De-teh Fecit. Perhaps it is an invocation of Christ, recording the name of the man who had it set there, and also the name of his father.
It was here that William Morgan. born about 1540, translated the Bible into Welsh and so gave the language the basis for the modern forms it has developed. The work was published in 1588, twenty-one years after permission to use Welsh in this way had been granted by Queen Elizabeth Tudor. Her father, Henry VIII, had banned Welsh from all official usage, and so William's undertaking was most important. It included a revision of the version of the New Testament put out in 1567. He later became Bishop of St Asaph, and he has a monument to his memory there before the Cathedral, several of his co-workers in this field being commemorated with him.
There are almshouses behind the church, and in a small hollow among the hills above the village is a holy well, more ancient than the church and perhaps known to the inscriber of the stone.
Nearby towns: Bala, Llanfyllin, Oswestry
Nearby villages: Arddleen, Cynwyd, Dolanog, Four Crosses, Garthbeibio, Glyn Ceiriog, Guilsfield, Hirnant, Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Llandderfel, Llandrillo, Llanfechain, Llangadfan, Llangadwaladr, Llangedwyn, Llangynog, Llansantffraid, Llansantffraid ym Mechain, Llansilin, Llanwddyn, Llanyblodwel, Llanyblodwel, Llanymynech, Llanymynech, Llanynog, Meifod, Pale, Pennant-Melangell, Penybontfawr, Pont Newydd, Pontrobert, Pool Quay, Selattyn, Trefonen
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