Heartsease, Powys

Heartsease, Powys

Infobox UK place
latitude= 52.3462
longitude= -2.9904
country= Wales
official_name= Heartsease
unitary_wales= Powys
lieutenancy_wales= Powys
constituency_westminster= Brecon & Radnorshire
post_town= KNIGHTON
postcode_area= LD
postcode_district= LD7
dial_code= 01547
os_grid_reference= SO300700
population= <100

Heartsease is a small settlement or hamlet in the Welsh district of Radnor and part of the county of Powys. It is close to the border with England and lies near the junction of the two counties of Herefordshire and Shropshire.

Historically, it was part of the Parish of Stanage. For historical population figures see [http://history.powys.org.uk/school1/knighton/stanpop.shtml Powys History Project] . The hamlet lies on the A4113 road between Knighton and Ludlow and is just a few hundred metres from the River Teme.

A romantic legend attributes the name to a comment made by Owain Glyndŵr whose heart was set at ease when he glimpsed Wales upon returning from England.

More recently, the television programme Tom Sharpe's "Blott on the Landscape" was filmed at nearby Stanage Park.

Today the settlement is best known as the home of Radnor Hills, a business bottling local spring water.

External links

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* [http://www.radnorhills.co.uk/ Radnor Hills]

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