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Ysgir
View across the Yscir - geograph.org.uk - 917878.jpg
Ysgir is located in Powys
Ysgir
Ysgir
Location within Powys
Population424 
OS grid referenceSO 004 303
• Cardiff35.3 mi (56.8 km)
• London145.6 mi (234.3 km)
Community
  • Yscir
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAberhonddu
Postcode districtLD3
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
Websitehttp://www.yscir.net/
List of places
UK
Wales
Powys
51°57′43″N 3°27′04″W / 51.962°N 3.451°W / 51.962; -3.451

Yscir (or Ysgir) is a community in the county of Powys, Wales (the historic county of Brecknockshire) and is 35.3 miles (56.7 km) from Cardiff and 145.6 miles (234.3 km) from London.[1][2]

Cradoc and Aberyscir are villages within the boundary of this community. Also there are the settlements of Battle and Fenni-fach. In 2011 the population of Yscir was 424[3] with 17.9% of them able to speak Welsh.[4]

Aberyscir Round Cairn and two standing stones (Battle and Fennifach Standing Stones) are all Scheduled prehistoric Monuments dating back to the Celtic (pre-Roman) period.[5]

Governance

Yscir is part of the Yscir electoral ward for elections to Powys County Council. The ward includes the communities of Yscir, Merthyr Cynog and Trallong. At the 2011 Census this ward had a population of 1,038.[6]

In the 2017 local elections it was the only ward in Wales where no candidates put themselves forward,[7] after the sitting councillor, Gillian Thomas, retired before the election. Six candidates subsequently put themselves forward and a by-election, on the 21 June 2017, was won by the Conservative Party.[8]

References

  1. ^ Bangor University Placenames Unit (Canolfan Bedwyr); Archived 2014-05-12 at the Wayback Machine accessed 9 May 2014
  2. ^ Google Maps (Map). Google.
  3. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Yscir Parish (1170221637)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  4. ^ Welsh Government website; 2011 Census Returns and stats;. Retrieved 9 May 2014 Archived 2014-05-30 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Aberyscir Round Cairn, www.ancientmonuments.uk. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Ward population 2011". Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  7. ^ Deans, David (2 May 2017). "Local elections: Yscir - where no-one wants to stand". BBC News. Archived from the original on 3 May 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Tory wins Yscir by-election where no-one stood at May poll". BBC News. 23 June 2017. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2018.

See also


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