Llangattock (Crickhowell)
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Llangattock ( cy, Llangatwg) is a village,
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and
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in the
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in
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, Wales. It lies in the Usk Valley just across the river from the town of
Crickhowell Crickhowell (; cy, Crucywel , non-standard spelling ') is a town and community (Wales), community in southeastern Powys, Wales, near Abergavenny, and is in the historic counties of Wales, historic county of Brecknockshire. Location The to ...
. The
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passes through the village en route between
Brecon Brecon (; cy, Aberhonddu; ), archaically known as Brecknock, is a market town in Powys, mid Wales. In 1841, it had a population of 5,701. The population in 2001 was 7,901, increasing to 8,250 at the 2011 census. Historically it was the count ...
and
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. It is in the historic county of
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. According to the
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the population of the community was 999, with the village itself having a population of around 660. To the south of the village is the imposing Llangattock Escarpment whose great limestone cliffs were scarred by extensive quarrying in the nineteenth century. Above these is the great gritstone plateau of Mynydd Llangatwg or Llangattock Mountain. Some of Britain's longest cave systems lie concealed beneath this hill, including Ogof y Daren Cilau and Ogof Agen Allwedd together with the shorter though more accessible cave of Eglwys Faen (or 'stone church'). The great natural amphitheatre formed by the cliffs of Craig y Cilau and the quarried Daren Cilau was designated a national nature reserve on account of a variety of rare plants, notably species of
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endemic to the area. The hollow itself is thought to be a product of both glacial action and a massive rotational
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during the ice ages. Llangattock elects a
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of ten members who, amongst other things, are responsible for the running of Llangattock
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. Llangattock electoral ward also elects one county councillor to
Powys County Council Powys County Council ( cy, Cyngor Sir Powys) is the local authority for Powys, one of the Administrative divisions of Wales, administrative areas of Wales. The County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, County Hall is in Llandrindod Wells. History The cou ...
. The village has a playground opposite The Horseshoe Inn and at the far side of the playground is an ancient burial cairn.


Residents

* Admiral John Gell retired at Llanwysg House *17th-century metaphysical poet
Henry Vaughan Henry Vaughan (17 April 1621 – 23 April 1695) was a Welsh metaphysical poet, author and translator writing in English, and a medical physician. His religious poetry appeared in ''Silex Scintillans'' in 1650, with a second part in 1655.''Oxfo ...
and his brother Thomas Vaughan were schooled as boys by the local rector.


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Llangattock Community Council
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