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Esgairgeiliog (also known as Ceinws) is a village in the valley of the Afon Dulas in western Sir Drefaldwyn/Montgomeryshire, in Powys. The Afon Glesyrch joins the Dulas in the middle of the village.

The ERA slate quarry lay in the Glesyrch valley, behind the village.

Railway
Esgairgeiliog was a station on the narrow-gauge Corris Railway, although prospective passengers had to cross the river into Merionethshire to catch the train. A steeply-graded branch line crossed the river and led to the ERA quarry, carrying slate to Machynlleth for transhipment.

The station has recently been structurally and cosmetically restored as the Corris Railway is being extended back to Esgairgeiliog.

The Centre for Alternative Technology lies about a mile south of the village.


Esgair-Geiliog - From 'A Topographical Dictionary of Wales' (1849)
ESGAIR-GEILIOG, a hamlet, in the parish of Moughtrey, union of Newtown and Llanidloes, Upper division of the hundred of Montgomery, county of Montgomery, North Wales, 4 miles (S. W.) from Newtown; containing 256 inhabitants. This hamlet forms the upper portion of the parish, being situated among the mountains bordering on Radnorshire. The uninclosed parts of those hills, which exhibit many singular chasms, are allotted as sheepwalks to the different contiguous farms, under an inclosure act passed in 1797. The road from Newtown to Knighton and Builth passes through the eastern extremity of the hamlet.



 

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