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Elan Village, Birmingham Corporation Waterworks; Model Village, Rhayader

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Map ReferenceSN96NW
Grid ReferenceSN9330065000
Unitary (Local) AuthorityPowys
Old CountyRadnorshire
PeriodPost Medieval
1. Location of setlement. The two parts of Elan Village face each other across Afon Elan, sheltered by the steep hills of Cefn Llanfadog on the west and Carn Gafallt on the east.1.2 Rhayader is about 5km further along the B4518 to the north-east. (RSJ 2000)
2. The original Elan "model" village was built for the workers involved in the construction of the Elan Valley Water Scheme (nprn 96459). The village was built on the south side of the River Elan; access was by a suspension bridge over the river, guarded by a bridge keeper.
B.A.Malaws, 04 December 2003.