Caersws is a village community, with a population close to 1500 that lies in the heart of the countryside in the county of Powys, Mid Wales. The village sits on the banks of the River Severn at its confluence with the Afon Carno, between the town of Carno and Llanidloes on the A470 North-South road. It's nearest large neighbour is Newtown some 6 miles east.
Caersws takes its name from a legendary Roman Queen, Swsan (sometimes Swswen), who fought and lost a battle on the hills nearby. In defeat she wished to be executed and laid to rest with her warriors. Her victorious opponent admired both her bravery and her charms and chose to marry her rather than bury her.
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