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Maerdy in the Parish of Ystradyfodwg

Archives and Libraries

Maerdy Library
North Terrace
CF43 4DD

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

The church is dedicated to All Saints, 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 ST974985.

Anglican Parish Registers
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
No Registers have been deposited yet
Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Bethania, Calvinistic Methodist 1902-1911, 1942, 1947-1989 - - SS 97609805

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

Maerdy - on the Old UK Photos site

Maerdy - on Wikipedia

Maerdy - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

You can see pictures of Maerdy which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Maerdy to another place.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS974984 (Lat/Lon: 51.674924, -3.485242), Maerdy which are provided by:


The People's Collection Wales site has material for this area, use the onsite search box

Mardy-Rhondda Colliery on the Miners' Advice site

Maerdy Colliery on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Maerdy Community Study on the South Wales Coalfield Collection site - details of oral interviews

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

  • Maerdy Lodge    1886-1959        "was a branch of the National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area). Maerdy Lodge represented the interests of miners working at Mardy Colliery. In 1919, Arthur Lewis Horner was elected checkweigher of the colliery and as such became a member of the Lodge committee. A noted socialist, Horner encouraged the Lodge to support the Communist Party of Great Britain. The Lodge became increasingly political and soon earned the nickname of 'Little Moscow' as a result of its strong relationship with the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) and the Soviet Union. ....................................."  
  • Maerdy Workmen's Hall and Institute       "Minute books 1918-1939, 1946-1957; financial records 1918-1964; Secretary's correspondence and papers 1923-1957."