Abermule
Abermule
Abermule
Location within Powys
Population900 
OS grid referenceSO162947
Community
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMontgomery
Postcode districtSY15
Dialling code01686
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Powys
52°32′39″N 3°14′12″W / 52.5441°N 3.2367°W / 52.5441; -3.2367Coordinates: 52°32′39″N 3°14′12″W / 52.5441°N 3.2367°W / 52.5441; -3.2367

Abermule (Welsh: Aber-miwl) is a village lying on the River Severn 6 km (4 miles) northeast of Newtown in Powys, mid Wales. The A483 Swansea to Chester trunk road, the Cambrian Line railway, connecting Aberystwyth to Shrewsbury, and the Montgomery Canal, close to the river, all pass through Abermule. The village had a population of 900 as of the 2011 census.[1]

The village is part of the Llandyssil community.[2]

Amenities

The Abermule Hotel
The Abermule Hotel

The village has one primary school - Abermule CP School; previously called Dolforwyn CP School - a village shop, a caravan park, a growing number of new houses, a community centre/playing fields, two parks for children, a bowling green, two tennis courts, and one pub - The Abermule Hotel. Abermule is also home to Wales's first privately owned natural burial site, Green Lane Burial Field.[3]

History

Nearby are the remains of Dolforwyn Castle, the only castle built by the last native prince of Gwynedd of direct descent, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales. In 2006 a Roman Road was found while building the Felin Hafren estate.

Transport

Rail

Abermule railway station was closed as part of the Beeching cuts in 1965. The Cambrian railway users group has called for the reinstatement of this station. Abermule had earlier been the junction for a short branch railway to Kerry, closed in 1956.

The Abermule train collision on 26 January 1921 killed 17 passengers, including a Cambrian Railways director, Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest of Machynlleth.

Bus

Abermule is served by regular bus services to Llanidloes, Montgomery, Newtown, Rhayader, Shrewsbury, and Welshpool.[4]

Notable residents

Sport

Football

Abermule FC, who play behind the Primary School in the centre of Abermule, has been part of the Montgomeryshire football scene since 1970 and enters its 50th year in 2020. The current team plays in the Mid Wales Football league.

References

  1. ^ "Custom report - Nomis - Official Labour Market Statistics". www.nomisweb.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Powys County Council - Election of Community Councillors" (PDF). Government of Powys. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 January 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  3. ^ "BBC NEWS - UK - Wales - Mid - Bookings soar for 'green' burials".
  4. ^ Bus Times – Abermule