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Gadlys in the Parish of Aberdare


References to Gadlys at

Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Baptist - 1914-1983 - SN 99790315


Gadlys Ironworks - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site       "The Gadlys Ironworks were opened in 1827 by a partnership of George Rowland Morgan, Edward Morgan Williams and Matthew Wayne.............................."

"In 1827, Mathew Wayne, who had been the furnace manager at Cyfarthfa set up an iron works at Gadlys, this was a small works  with one furnace but in less than a year he was sending down the canal to Cardiff 450 tons of iron. "  [Based on Chapels in the Valley by D Ben Rees, 1975]

Gadlys Colliery    - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trailsite       "The origin of this pit lies in Gadlys Ironworks and the need for coal and ironstone to keep the works in production. The pit also known as Victoria Pit ............................." [Last Updated : 14 Dec 2006 - Gareth Hicks]