Crossgates, Powys

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Crossgates is located in Powys
Location within Powys
OS grid referenceSO088649
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLD1
Dialling code01597
FireMid and West Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
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52°16′29″N 3°20′14″W / 52.274802°N 3.337317°W / 52.274802; -3.337317Coordinates: 52°16′29″N 3°20′14″W / 52.274802°N 3.337317°W / 52.274802; -3.337317

Crossgates (Welsh: Y Groes) is a village in Powys, mid Wales, in the historic county of Radnorshire, with an approximate population of 400. It is the main settlement of the community of Llanbadarn Fawr, which had a population of 701 in 2011. Crossgates is located three miles northeast of Llandrindod Wells and eight miles southeast of Rhayader, at the point where the A483 and A44 roads intersect. It is notable as the site of a busy service station, and for lending its name to Crossgates Coaches.


The village is served by a primary school which opened in 1977, remodelled and extended in 2009 to a capacity of 210.[1] This replaced an earlier school dating from 1872 and which now houses Crossgates Community Centre. The Community Centre is home to WI, Bingo, Zumba, Table Tennis and Bridge Clubs, along with an organisation called Golden Age and the local Community Council, there is also a first Crossgates girl guides and a group who are on a three-year sheep dog trials training programme. The Community Centre has a Consultation Room for hire and a large hall that is also available for hire.[2][3] There are a number of local shops including a small Nisa shop and cafe. There is a caravan park located on the village's outskirts, along with 2 small b&b's.

Pen-y-Bont railway station is also located in the village, despite being some two miles from Penybont itself.


The parish church dedicated to St. Padarn (after which Llanbadarn Fawr is named) is situated near the bridge over the River Ithon just south of the village. It contains an important Norman archway and rare carved tympanum, a Roman era centurial stone, a Sheela na gig and Celtic stone carvings.[4] The Rock Baptist Chapel is the earliest baptist foundation in Radnorshire.


  1. ^ Crossgates Community Primary School
  2. ^ Crossgates Community Centre retrieved 25 July 2016
  3. ^ Powys Village and Community Halls retrieved 25 July 2016
  4. ^ Radnorshire Churches Survey, Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust, accessed 13 July 2016