Old Radnor

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Old Radnor
Evenjobb village (1294980).jpg
Old Radnor is located in Powys
Old Radnor
Old Radnor
Old Radnor shown within Powys
Population 741 (2011)
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LD8
Dialling code 01544
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
52°13′30″N 3°06′00″W / 52.225°N 3.100°W / 52.225; -3.100Coordinates: 52°13′30″N 3°06′00″W / 52.225°N 3.100°W / 52.225; -3.100
St Stephen's Church Old Radnor

Old Radnor (Welsh: Pencraig) is a town and community in Powys (historically in Radnorshire), Wales. The community includes the villages of Yardro, Dolyhir, Burlingjobb, Walton and Evenjobb, as well as Old Radnor itself. In the 2001 census and the 2011 Census the community had a population of 741 (390 male and 351 female) in 323 households. [1]

Old Radnor lies on a lane off the A44, west of the border with the English county of Herefordshire. The town of New Radnor, which replaced Old Radnor as county town of Radnorshire, is to the west of Old Radnor. Riddings Brook, a tributary of the River Lugg, starts near Old Radnor. Old Radnor has one pub, the Harp Inn, a 15th-century farm house. [2]

The 15th-century parish church, dedicated to Saint Stephen, is in perpendicular gothic style, and is noted for its early organ and organ case, early stained glass, fine rood screen and large pre-Norman font. Lying adjacent are earthworks known as Old Radnor Castle, but it is unclear if it was ever in fact a fortification.[3]


An electoral ward in the same name exists. At the 2011 Census this ward had a population of 1,562.[4]


  1. ^ "ONS". statistics.gov.uk. 
  2. ^ "The Harp Inn". harpinnradnor.co.uk. 
  3. ^ http://www.castlewales.com/oldradnr.html
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 November 2015.