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Castle Hill Books are now selling online and by appointment only from The Old Vicarage, Dolau in Powys.

The Old Vicarage is a late Victorian building which has a large coach house attached, where the vicar kept his horse and carriage and the groom slept, on the ground floor, with a large Sunday School room above. This is now the main bookstore with a rare book room available by appointment in the house..

A previous incumbent in the Parish, which is Llanfihangel Rhydithon, and is served by St Michael's Church across the fields, was the Rev Daniel Parry Jones who wrote many books on Wales, including A Welsh Country Parson, Welsh Country Upbringing etc. A more recent vicar of the Parish was the Very Rev Dean Geraint Hughes, former dean of Brecon Cathedral who has written many local history books and leads the very active local history group in a nearby village.

Books and maps can be ordered by emailing us on or through this website

You can browse our stock of approximately 20,000 antique, second hand or new books on this website using the Advanced Search Page or the quick search links above.

We calculate postage on internet orders manually, combining books and comparing options to keep shipping costs as low as possible. Just add the books to your basket, request an invoice and we'll work out the final price and send you an email for easy payment.

We keep a very large stock of second hand and antique books of all subjects in our book shop and on our internet site but our largest book stocks are in Archaeology, British Topography, The Countryside and Wales. If you are planning a visit to Kingon, Herefordshire or the Welsh borderlands, you can prepare by ordering a new book or map from our range of new local books, maps and books about walking. Have a look at our local book page or browse the range of current and historical OS maps.

We also produce lists and catalogues of interesting books or individual subjects, some of which are available for viewing or printing as MS Word files here.

Please contact us through this site or by telephone on +44 (0)7794 222583 if we can assist you in any way or if you wish to receive a general or specific subject list.

All books and maps can be dispatched anywhere in the world - surface or airmail at cost.
Payment can be made by: PayPal (request a PayPal invoice to cover postage costs from a book detail page)
Visa / MasterCard / Delta / Sterling Cheques / Bank Drafts.
(Please ask for details of sending payments in a secure way)