History of Penybont

Penybont and District Local History Group

​Exploring the history of Penybont, Llandegley, Crossgates & Cefnllys

Penybont, Crossgates and Llandegley are small villages in the heart of rural Mid-Wales. The villages are in the ancient parishes of Llanbadarn Fawr and Llandegley and adjoin the parish of Cefnllys. The river Ithon, a tributary of the Wye, runs through the area. The main industry is agriculture.There is an area school at Crossgates and a station on the Central Wales Line at Penybont. There is the site of a Norman castle at Cefnllys and a deserted village around the church. The shop at Penybont dates from the early eighteenth century.

We meet at Thomas Shop, Penybont, First Monday in the month, 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon Light refreshments from 10 a.m. Cost per meeting: £3

Location Milestone between Penybont and Knighton

River Ithon

The Thomas Shop with wax figures