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An online index to the book Soariana, by John Thomas. A translation published by the Glamorgan Family History Society covering a history of Soar Chapel, Pen-y-graig. Contains preachers names and a brief history 1834 - 1901. This has been provided by Huw Daniel
The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-
For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives
See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St Barnabas
The church is dedicated to St. Barnabas, is in the Benefice of Dinas and Penygraig with Williamstown, 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 SS998915.
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Llanfair-ar-y-Bryn Welsh Church
"The Anglican Church of Llanfair-ar-y-Bryn was commissioned to be built in 1889, and was originally a church that conducted its worship entirely through the medium of Welsh.
Throughout its history it served as the parish church for Dinas and Penygraig and has been a distinguished landmark on Amos Hill for a number of generations.
In recent years, the parish has had to face a number of practical difficulties, including being grouped with the neighbouring parish of Williamstown and therefore sharing the vicar, and also mounting repair costs to Llanfair and St Barnabas.The final services were held on Pentecost Sunday, with the congregation moving to St Barnabas, Dinas, and St Illtud, Williamstown.
The site of Llanfair will be used for the development of four houses." (Welcome to Pontypridd site)
Images of the Rhondda Valley site
Historic Landscape Characterisation: The Rhondda - on the CADW site.
Fully explore the site - there are separate detailed sections for places in the area
Pen-y-graig - on the Old UK Photos site
Penygraig - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site
Transcript of complete name listing for Treherbert and Ystrad-Rhondda, with the parish and hamlets of Ystradyfodwg, Blaen-y-cwm, Blaen-y-Rhondda, Cwmdare, Cwmpark, Llwynpia, Pen-y-graig, Penyrenglyn, Pentre, Ton-pentre-ystrad, Ton-y-pandy, Treorky, Tynewydd and Tynybedw, from Slaters Directory for 1880.
WWII War Memorial, Pen-y-graig. Contributed by Selwyn Davies
EXPLOSION AT NAVAL STEAM COLLIERY, PENYGRAIG --- Sunday, 27th January 1884. Here is a set of reports compiled by Brian Comley
Local pits on the Welsh Coal Mines site
Pen-y-graig in the Parish of Ystradyfodwg [Last Updated : 9 Nov 2011 - Gareth Hicks]