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Abercynon in the Parish of Llanwonno

Archives and Libraries

Ynysmeurig Road
CF45 4SU


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Abercynon area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

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

The town of Abercynon contains two Anglican churches :-

Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited
Calfaria, Baptist - 1955-1982 - ST 08429506 GRO
Moriah, Baptist - 1961-1987 - ST 08069509 GRO
Carmel, Wesleyan 1925-1968 - - ST 07999483 NLW
Carmel, Wesleyan 1966-1968 - - ST 07999483 WGRO

GRO - Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
NLW - National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
WGRO - West Glamorgan Record Office, Swansea

Description and Travel

Abercynon on the Aberdare online site

Abercynon - on Wikipedia

Abercynon - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

You can see pictures of Abercynon which are provided by:


Transcript of name listing for Pontypridd, and district, from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-


1880 (Slaters Directory)


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

  • George Ewart Evans Papers        "George Ewart Evans was born in 1909, in the mining town of Abercynon, South Wales, the son of a grocer, William Evans, and his second wife, Janet. He attended Mountain Ash County School from 1921 to 1927, and University College, Cardiff, between 1927 and 1931, obtaining an honours degree in Classics and a teaching certificate.............................."

Historical Geography

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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST081950 (Lat/Lon: 51.646216, -3.329648), Abercynon which are provided by:


The Welsh Coal Mines site

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

  • Abercynon Lodge [SWMF]        "Minute books 1939-1965; Correspondence 1938-40; Price lists 1918 & 1929; Handbills and circulars 1939-1944; Ministry of Labour certificate 1940"
    and "Minute books 1934-1958; Financial records 1919-1943; Correspondence 1919-1947; Agreements 1916-1931; Price Lists 1918-1923; Conciliation and compensation papers 1906-1947; Circulars and publications 1921-1947"
    and "Minute Books, 1965-1985"


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

  • Abercynon Higher Standard/Central secondary school records          "..... comprising log books, 1911-1945"
    "... Built in 1875 and enlarged in 1896. It was controlled by Mountain Ash Urban District Council Eductaion Committee. Abercynon Higher Standard/Central secondary school became the lower school of Mountain Ash Comprehensive school in September 1988 and the pupils were transferred to the lower school site at Brynlogwg, Miskin, at Mountain Ash"

Social life and Customs

  • Abercynon Welfare Bowling Club
    1924-31: minutes
    [University of Swansea Library - Reference: SWCC]

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

  • H W Currie papers      "Minutes of Abercynon Welfare Bowling Club May-July 1924; minutes of Left Book Club, Abercynon branch August-October 1938; Ynysybwl Co-operative Society material 1935-1950; membership and contribution cards (British Legion; Abercynon Lodge; St. John's Ambulance Service; Abercynon Welfare Hall and Institute; Abercynon Unemployed Association; Abercynon and District Nursing Association) 1936-1948; press cuttings books including rough notes 1927-1944; personal diary 1938; .............................................."