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Ferndale in the Parishes of Ystradyfodwg & Llanwonno

Archives and Libraries
Church Records

Description and Travel
Occupations
Schools

Archives and Libraries

Church Records

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

Christ Church, Ferndale
According to sources

  • On Coflein it says Christ Church was in Station Rd., Ferndale. Built in 1886, status in 2000 unknown. Sited at ST00019709
  • On the rhondda.co.uk site it also said Station Rd, built 1890, since demolished
  • On the RCT site (use search box) there is a photograph with this narrative; "Ferndale Collieries, Circa 1920; Details Black and White Also features, Colliery Offices, Christ Church, Ferndale Junior School, Salisbury Hotel". [Enlarge the image and it's just possible to make out a church  in the centre, I think.]
Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited
Bethel, Baptist - 1923-1988 - SS 99999692 GRO
Penuel, Calvinistic Methodist - 1945-1981 - SS 00019670 NLW
English, Wesleyan - 1901-1987 - SS 99989692 GRO

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

Ferndale also contains two modern parishes:

St Dunstan

The church is dedicated to St. Dunstan, is in the Benefice of Ferndale with Maerdy, 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 SS999967.

Anglican Parish Registers
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
No Registers have been deposited yet

St Thomas

The church is dedicated to St. Thomas, is in the Benefice of Ferndale with Maerdy, 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 ST000971.

Anglican Parish Registers
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
No Registers have been deposited yet

Description and Travel

Historic Landscape Characterisation: The Rhondda - on the CADW site.  
Fully explore the site - there are separate detailed sections for places in the area

Ferndale - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

Occupations

The South Wales Coal Annual for 1908; Edited by Joseph Davies . The section re  Ferndale Collieries has been extracted

Ferndale Colliery on the Miners' Advice site

Ferndale No 1 Pit  on the Welsh Coal Mines site

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

  • Ferndale and Blaenllechau Workmen's Band      "Minutes 1923-1927; agreement 1927; note of payments to band members, undated (c1927)."
  • National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area). Ferndale Lodge         "Minute books 1919-1959; Financial records 1924-1957; Correspondence and related papers 1919-1957; Accident and compensation records 1928-1959; Material relating to the 1926 Ferndale disturbances, 1926"
  • John Evans (Ferndale)              "Minutes of a meeting of the Rhondda District of the South Wales Miners' Federation) together with related congress report 1907; Mardy Colliery agreement 1917; Ferndale Collieries price-list (photocopy) 1895; material relating to the Ebbw Vale dispute 1922"

Schools

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

  • Ferndale Senior Girls/Secondary Girls school records          " .............. comprising of logbook, 1937-1973; loose papers, c1848-1970"
    "........ a secondary school was established in Ferndale in 1892. It was then enlarged in 1897-1898 and established as an Organised Science School, later it was reopened as a secondary school with accomodation for 330 pupils."

 

Ferndale in the Parishes of Ystradyfodwg & Llanwonno [Last Updated : 31 Oct 2010 - Gareth Hicks]