Glasbury


Glasbury

infobox UK place
country = Wales
constituency_welsh_assembly=
official_name= Glasbury
latitude= 52.045280
longitude= -3.201240
unitary_wales= Powys
lieutenancy_wales= Powys
constituency_westminster= Brecon & Radnorshire
post_town= HEREFORD
postcode_district = HR3
postcode_area= HR
dial_code= 014974
population= 283
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Glasbury ( _cy. "Y Clas-ar-Wy") is a village in Powys, Wales which lies at an important crossing point on the River Wye, the natural and administrative border with England, and is within the Brecon Beacons National Park just north of the Black Mountains, Wales. Glasbury has approximately 283 inhabitants (2005). [http://www.powys.gov.uk/uploads/media/07_Glasbury_en.pdf] The nearest city is Hereford, some 25 miles (40 km) to the east. Glasbury is a good location for river fishing, canoeing and kayaking.

History

The early village grew around the original parish church dedicated to St. Peter (which was rebuilt further south in 1837 when the river changed course).

There are records of a manor of Glasbury and earthworks of a castle were visible. [ [http://www.castles99.ukprint.com/Essays/glasbury.html Forthcoming Books ] ] until housing development in the 1970’s [ [http://www.cpat.org.uk/projects/longer/histland/midwye/1097.htm Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust - Projects - Historic Landscapes - Middle Wye ] ]

A ferry was replaced by a number of wooden and stone bridges, until the current bridge was built. [ [http://www.gtj.org.uk/en/item1/19755 Glasbury bridge on the River Wye, 1797 :: Gathering the Jewels ] ]

Maesllwch Castle which is half a mile north of Glasbury was built by the Vaughan family in the 1500’s. It was used as a Canadian hospital in the second world war. [ [http://history.powys.org.uk/history/hay/maes2.html Maesllwch 2 ] ]

Nature Reserve

The nature reserve known as ‘Glasbury Cutting’ has been created from a disused railway line and is to the east of Glasbury, on the B4350 towards Hay-on-Wye. The reserve is home to rare dormice which were discovered there in 2000. [ [http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/mid/sites/reserves/pages/brecknock_glasburycutting.shtml BBC - Mid Wales Reserves - Glasbury Cutting ] ]

Notes

External links

* [http://www.wiz.to/glasbury/ Glasbury Visitors Guide]
* [http://www.glasburyart.co.uk/ Glasbury Arts]
* [http://history.powys.org.uk/history/hay/maes1.html Glasbury History]
* [http://www.glasburyhouseoec.co.uk/ Glasbury House Outdoor Centre]
* [http://www.aboutbritain.com/towns/glasbury.asp Tourist Site]
* [http://www.glasburychurches.co.uk/index.htm Wye Valley Churches]
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2740410 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Glasbury and surrounding area]


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