Abbeycwmhir Community Council

The Abbeycwmhir Book: History, Homes and Places

Abbeycwmhir has been associated with some of the main events in Welsh History, was protected and visited by English Kings and Marcher Lords, had the longest Cistercian Abbey in Europe and saw the squierarchy's tenants become freehold farmer owners.

The history extends into the twenty first century since the book started as a Millennium Book with contributions from and about each household. It has been written by people living in the Community.

Wonderful pages of Appendices help with research, family genealogy and ideas for regional excursions ​

Available from various local outlets and:

Abbeycwmhir Community Council, c/o Roger Coward

Cwm Bedw


Llandrindod Wells

Powys LD1 6PH

01597 851021

price: £18.00 ​​ ​


The book explores:


Abbeycwmhir's Longest Cistercian Abbey

Shrine to last Welsh Prince of Wales

 Llywelyn ap Gruffydd

Poor Radnorshire's rich Fowlers

Owain Glyndw

Roger Mortimer

St Mary's Church & Chapels

First Welsh language Bible

The Hall

The Happy Union

The Mill Enclosures

History of local Forestry

Victorian Era

Living Memories of early 20th Century

The Wars

35 local Castles listed

Local Genealogy



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