Presteign  Radnorshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Presteign like this:

Presteigne, market town and township with ry. sta., Radnorshire, and par., partly also in Herefordshire - par., 11,126 ac., pop. 2214; township, 2831 ac., pop. 1491; town, on river Lugg, 6½ miles NE. of New Radnor; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. Presteigne is an ancient town, and was a borough by prescription. ...

It has a town hall, a shire hall (1829), and an endowed grammar school founded in the time of Queen Elizabeth. There is trade in malt and timber. Presteigne formed one of the Radnor District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returned 1 member until 1885.

Presteign through time

Presteign is now part of Powys district. Click here for graphs and data of how Powys has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Presteign itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Presteign, in Powys and Radnorshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th August 2022

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