Llanfihangel Rhydithon Community Council serves the small but very active community of Dolau (Llanfihangel Rhydithon) high up in the Radnorshire hills midway between the towns of Llandrindod Wells and Knighton on the northern edge of Radnor Forest. The village lies on the Heart of Wales Railway which runs between Swansea and Shrewsbury and boasts the Best Kept unmanned station in the British Isles.


The community of Llanfihangel Rhydithon is situated on the north-western slopes of the Radnor Forest and follows the valley contours of the river Aran. The main settlement is concentrated at the small villages of Dolau and Tanhouse, just off the A488, an important local link to Knighton. The Powys Unitary Development Plan classifies both as small villages, with a number of community services and facilities, which comprise Llanfihangel Rhydithon Church and railway halt in Dolau and a chapel, primary school, community hall and vehicle sales garage at Tanhouse. In the very north of this community is the rural settlement of Cwm y Geist.

In the 2011 Census the population Llanfihangel Rhydithon totalled 228 residents. Click for details of 2011 Census Key Statistics for Llanfihangel Rhydithon

Click for historic details Victorian Powys Census figures

 1841 Map of Llanfihangel Rhydithon


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