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Cefn-Coed-y-Cymmer in the Parish of Merthyr Tydfil

"CEFN-COED-Y-CYMMER is a hamlet and large village in the parish of Vaynor and county of Brecknock. with a station on the Brecon and Merthyr branch of the Great Western railway, and is 2 miles north-west of Merthyr Tydfil and 1 from Cyfarthia Castle, in the hundred of Pencelly, petty sessional division of Penderyn, union and county court district of Merthyr Tydfil, rural deanery of Brecon (third part), archdeaconry of Brecon and diocese of St. David’s. The river Taft runs near the village, and over it is a viaduct of 16 arches, designed and built by Alexander Sutherland esq. of Cefn, at a cost of £25,000; the span of each arch is 40 feet, and the height from the river to the parapet 120 feet. The church of St. John, a chapel of ease to Vaynor, erected at a cost of £2500, is an edifice in the Gothic style, ...: it affords 300 sittings, which are free. The mission church of St. Tudor, erected in 1889, is a plain building of stone,... affords 260 sittings. There is a large cemetery here belonging to the Merthyr Tydfil Burial Board. A new church hall was erected here in 1905, at a cost of £1000, for Sunday school purposes. In this hamlet is a stock-well belonging to the Cardiff Corporation. The Drill Hall, standing in the village, is used for meetings &c, and will seat 500 persons...." [From  Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923  (ArchiveCDBooks)  - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]

Cemeteries

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

  • Hen-dy-Cwrdd Unitarian Church
  • Carmel Baptist Church
  • Ebenezer Congregational Church

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Cefn Coed y Cymmer on Alan George's site

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