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Help and advice for Brynmenin in the Parish of St. Brides Minor

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Brynmenin in the Parish of St. Brides Minor

"BRYNMENYN is a hamlet one mile from Tondu partly in this parish and partly in that of Llangeinor with a station on the Great Western railway, which is also the junction of the Garw Valley and the Ogmore Valley branches. The Garw and Ogmore Gas Co works here, opened 1913, and supply Ogmore and Pontycymmer. There is a Welsh Congregational chapel erected in 1817, with 320 sittings, and a Methodist chapel, erected in 1915. In this place are the offices of the Ogmore and Garw Urban District Council. colliery rescue station was erected here in 1914 for training rescue parties for the various collieries of Ogmore and Garw. Brynmenyn Council School (mixed & infants), built 1911, for 274 children; ..." [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 :-

  • Betharan Congregational Church

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Brynmenin area or see them printed 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

Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Betharran, Congregational 1801-1840, 1857-1891 - 1861-1874 SS 90598488

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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Maps

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