CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 15755 - Talerddig (multiple site)

NGR :- SH9304100161 (SH90SW)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Llanbrynmair
Prefered site type :- Multiperiod - Settlement (Multiple - Intact )

1 Location

1.1 Talerddig lies on the A470(T) between Newtown and Machynlleth, about 19km east of the latter.

1.2 The confluence of Afon Laen and Afon Tyn-y-rhos has created a spur on which the settlement developed. A few buildings also occupy valley floor locations.

2 History

2.1 Talerddig emerged close to the south-eastern edge of the vast ecclesiastical parish of Llanbrynmair. The earliest reference is to Talerdig in 1185, and the name may mean 'the head of a small hill'.

2.2 A chapel of ease, known as 'Capel Maine' (PAR 1320) existed here in the Middle Ages and is depicted on Speed's map of Montgomeryshire (1610). By 1833 it had disappeared completely.

2.3 Talerddig also appears to have been the centre of a medieval estate belonging to the Cistercian Abbey of Strata Marcella.

2.4 In the early 19th century Talerddig consisted of a woollen mill, inn, Sunday school and dwellings. It had, however, a large catchment area, for a school room built in 1812 for 247 children proved to be too small.

3 Buildings and Archaeology

3.1 There are no buildings of historic interest in the village.

4.1 The site of the chapel is not known, but local tradition has it that an associated burial ground lay in a flat field opposite Brynawel.

CPAT visit form , 1992 , ,
Silvester, R J , 1992 , Montgomeryshire Historic Settlements , CPAT report 40 October 1992 .

Visit CPAT / 1992(09/09/92) -

record created 31/12/95 , last updated 11/02/04
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Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 7a Church Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7DL.
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