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Montgomeryshire

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Montgomeryshire
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Primary Destinations
Llangurig • Machynlleth • Newtown • Welshpool
Current Highway Authorities
Powys
Borders
Cardiganshire • Denbighshire • Merionethshire • Radnorshire • Shropshire
Welsh Government Roads
A44 • A458 • A470 • A483 • A489

Montgomeryshire (Sir Drefaldwyn in Welsh) is one of the traditional counties of mid-Wales. Although the county is named after Montgomery the county council was always based in Welshpool. The county council was abolished in 1974 and so Monmouthshire is now administratively part of Powys.

Geography & Economy

A483 Abermule bypass bridge over the River Severn

Montgomeryshire stretches across the whole of Wales, from the English border to the upper reaches of the Dovey Estuary. Much of the county is mountainous, although the upland areas are separated by a number of river valleys. The Dovey is the main west-flowing river whilst east-flowing rivers include the Vyrnwy, Severn and Wye. Although iron working was once practised in the county the main industry has always been agriculture. Tourism is now also important. The hills attract walkers whilst other places of interest include Lake Vyrnwy, Powis Castle in Welshpool and the Centre for Alternative Technology near Machnylleth.

Roads

The A470 in the Dovey Valley

Roads in Montgomeryshire are constrained by the terrain and so generally run along the river valleys. Welshpool, Newtown and Machnylleth are network centres for their part of the county. Owing to the county's position, a large amount of traffic heading from central England to west Wales has to pass through Montgomeryshire; as such the county has a number of important trunk roads, which are maintained by the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent. The A458 takes traffic west of Shrewsbury whilst the A483 runs north-south along the border. Also trunk is the winding A470; heading off this are the A489 to Machnylleth and the A44 to Aberystwyth. Most of the county's non-trunk roads are maintained by Powys County Council.

Route From To Length

      

A44 Oxford Aberystwyth 155 miles View
A458 Quinton Mallwyd 86.6 miles View
A470 Cardiff Llandudno 185.1 miles View
A483 Earlswood Chester 153.6 miles View
A487 Haverfordwest Menai Bridge 173.8 miles View
A488 Shrewsbury Penybont 49.5 miles View
A489 Machynlleth Wistanstow 53.0 miles View
A490 Church Stoke Llanfyllin 22.0 miles View
A491 Shrewsbury Cemmaes Road 49 miles View
A492 Llangurig Newtown 18.2 miles View
A495 Llanfair Caereinion Redbrook 38.2 miles View
A4084 Cemmaes Road Mallwyd 6.0 miles View
A4085 Llangurig Junction with A492 east of Llangurig 0.5 miles View
A4811 Glandulais Glan-Hafren 3.5 miles View

    

B4355 Dolfor Kington 31.3 miles View
B4368 Morville Abermule Bypass 44.7 miles View
B4381 Welshpool Lower Leighton 2.0 miles View
B4382 Glascoed Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa 8.5 miles View
B4385 Neuadd, Melin-y-ddol Leintwardine 35.5 miles View
B4386 Shrewsbury Abermule 27.1 miles View
B4388 Buttington Montgomery 7.9 miles View
B4389 Aberbechan Mathrafal 14.9 miles View
B4390 New Mills Berriew(E) 7.2 miles View
B4390 Church Street Welshpool station 0.3 miles View
B4391 Pont Tal-y-bont Pont Felin Newydd 39.7 miles View
B4392 Cyfronydd Arddleen 10.4 miles View
B4393 Llanwddyn Ford 40.1 miles View
B4394 Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain Glascoed 10.3 miles View
B4395 Pen-y-Bont Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa 6.8 miles View
B4396 Abertridwr Knockin Heath 21.9 miles View
B4398 Vyrnwy New Bridge Knockin 5.6 miles View
B4399 Porth-y-Waen Stonehouse 6.7 miles View
B4404 Pont Felin-y-ffridd Cemmaes Road 4.4 miles View
B4518 Llanbrynmair Elan Village 30.5 miles View
B4568 Pont-dôl-goch Aberbechan 10.1 miles View
B4569 Llanidloes Llwyn-y-gog (S) 9.3 miles View
B4580 Oswestry By Pass Rhos-y-brithdir 16.2 miles View
B4800 1.2 km View
B4801 1.1 km View

         

T18 Swansea Manchester View
T75 Cardiff Llangurig View
T81 Fishguard Bangor View
T82 Newtown Aberystwyth View
T83 Shrewsbury Dolgellau View
T105 Caersws Machynlleth View
T106 Cemmaes Road Mallwyd View

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route

Junctions

Main Article: Junctions in Montgomeryshire


Bridges, Tunnels, and other Crossings

Main Article: Crossings in Montgomeryshire





Montgomeryshire
Crossings
Roads
A44 • A458 • A470 • A483 • A487 • A488 • A489 • A490 • A491 (Shrewsbury - Cemmaes Road) • A492 • A495 • A4084 (Cemmaes Road - Mallwyd) • A4085 (Llangurig) • A4811 • B4355 • B4368 • B4381 • B4382 • B4385 • B4386 • B4388 • B4389 • B4390 • B4390 (Welshpool) • B4391 • B4392 • B4393 • B4394 (Montgomeryshire) • B4395 • B4396 • B4398 • B4399 (Montgomeryshire) • B4404 • B4518 • B4568 • B4569 • B4580 • B4800 • B4801 • Ffordd Arfordirol • Ffordd Cambria • NCN8 • NCN81 • NCN818 • T18 (Britain) • T75 (Britain) • T81 (Britain) • T82 (Britain) • T83 (Britain) • T105 (Britain) • T106 (Britain)
Places
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Abermule bypass bridge - Geograph - 923427.jpgCwm Lane crossing (C) John Firth - Geograph - 1334211.jpgLevel Crossing (C) John Firth - Geograph - 1331439.jpgCastle Caereinion Level Crossing (C) John Firth - Geograph - 1333627.jpgClosing the gates (C) John Firth - Geograph - 2437473.jpg
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