Photo by Philip Halling.  


Glascwm (English: Glascome) is a community in the upper Edw valley in Radnorshire, Powys, Wales. The main settlement is concentrated in the two centrally located small villages of Frank's Bridge, located on the eastern slope of the valley, and Hundred House, located on the river terrace on the western side of the Edw. The remainder of the population lives in scattered farms and dwellings and in the three rural settlements of Cregrina, Glascwm, Bettws Diserth and Llansantffraed-in-Elwel. The surrounding area has extensive uninhabited uplands of moorland at Carneddau, Gilwern Hill, Gwaunceste Hill, Little Hill and Glascwm Hill. The A481 passes through the area. In 2005 Powys county council recorded a population of 479, increasing to 551 at the 2011 Census.

The Manor of Glascwm was under the protectorate of the Church with the Bishop of St David's in Pembrokeshire having the title of Lord of the Manor of Glascwm. Beginning with Thomas Young in 1560 A.D. and ending with John Owen in 1920 A.D. when the title passed to the University of Wales.

The Current Lord of the Manor of Glascwm is Lord Perry Harber.



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