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  Tregynon in 1836  

The map below is another enlarged section of an Ordnance Survey map made at a scale of 1 inch = 1 mile in 1836. Although it is not very detailed it does give us an idea of the area in the early Victorian period.
The way the map is shaded gives us a very good idea of the shape of the landscape. From this you can see that Tregynon developed on a slope by the road linking Newtown and Llanfair Caereinion.


In the bottom left hand corner of the map you can see Gregynog Hall which was the centre of an important estate. (You can see the hall as it must have looked at the time in this picture). Many of the local farmers would have been tenants of the estate. Many of the local children would have gone into service there when they were old enough, working as servants at the house and its grounds.

You can see the way the parkland of Gregynog has been planted with woodland to create beautiful views from the house. This has continued over the years. The landowner would have been one of the men who ran the county on behalf of the Queen serving as a Justice of the Peace.

  Compare with Tregynon in 1902  

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