"PENDERYN, a parish in the hundred of Devynnock, county Brecon, 8 miles N.W. of Merthyr Tydfil, and 16 from Brecon, its post town. It is situated between the rivers Taff and Hepste, and contains Crawshay's Hirwaen ironworks. On the common Rys-ap-Tewdwr was killed. A tram rail runs down to Aberdare. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David's, value £235. The church is dedicated to St. Cynog. A short distance from Craig-y-Dinas is the Hepste fall."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of
Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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