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Cwmdu in the Parish of Llangynwyd

"CWMDU, a hamlet in Llangonoyd parish, Glamorgan; on a branch of the river Llynvi, 6 miles NNW of Bridgend.  ... The inhabitants are employed chiefly in iron and coal works." [From John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)  on Vision of Britain]

Description and Travel

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Transcript of complete name listing for Maesteg, with the parishes and villages of Cwmdu, Baidan, Bettws, Llangeinor, Llangynwyd, Nantyfyllon and Spelter, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Cwmdu has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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St John's Colliery (site of older Cwmdu colliery) on the Welsh Coal Mines site

St John's Colliery, Maesteg - on the mindat site

Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Cwmdu Local Board of Health, records     "Records of the Cwmdu Local Board of Health and Maesteg Local Board of Health: minutes, ledgers and accounts books pertaining to the Cwmdu and Maesteg Local Board of Health; minutes, 1858-1896, including Maesteg UDC minutes, 1895-1896; surveyors' reports, 1892-1896, including reports to Maesteg UDC, 1895-1896; ledgers, 1868-1894; account book, 1878-1892; and letter books, 1882-1892


Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Cwmdu and Llangynwyd School Board records             " ........ comprising of minute books, 1894-1901; Ledger, 1902-1903; Letter book, 1894"