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Hopkinstown in the Parish of Llanwonno


The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

  • Church of St. David


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Hopkinstown 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 History

Capel Rhondda, Hopkinstown, pre 1905 - on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St David's Church, Rhondda Rd, Hopkinstown

Church Records

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

Llanddewi Rhondda was formed in 1914 from the Parish of Llanwonno, and the church erected in 1851

The church is dedicated to St. David, is in the Benefice of Pwllgwaun with Llanddewi Rhondda, and the diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be located at grid reference ST057907.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1897-1916 1854-1924 - - -
You can see pictures of Hopkinstown which are provided by:


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


1880 (Slaters Directory)

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Hopkinstown 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 ST062905 (Lat/Lon: 51.605452, -3.355895), Hopkinstown which are provided by:


Great Western Colliery, Hopkinstown - where the disaster of 14th April 1893 killed 58 miners. Here is the Death Roll on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Great Western Colliery Band, Hopkinstown, 1920 - on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)