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Bradshaw’s Guide

Craven Arms to Knighton and Llandrindod

Knighton Railway, Central Wales Railway

This line is only twelve miles long, but it is intended subsequently to extend it in connection with the Central Wales and Llanelly Railways to South Wales Line, thereby bringing Milford Haven, and the South Wales Districts in direct communication with the more important manufacturing districts of the North West. The line runs via Broom and Hopton Heath to


Church is a mixture of the Norman and Early English.


Population, 1,655, partially engaged in the manufacture of woollens. Situated on the River Teme. There are races held here annually, in June; the course is a little more than a mile round.

The Central Wales railway affords a continuation of the Knighton route by the stations of Knucklas. Llangunlo, Dolau, and Penybont, to

Llandrindod, situated on the river Ithon, and celebrated for its sulphur and chalybeate springs. The salubrity of its atmosphere attracts many visitors.

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