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Rhigos in the Parish of Ystradyfodwg

"RHIGOS (RHEGOES), a township, in the parish of YSTRAD-DYVODOG, union of MERTHYR-TYDVIL, hundred of MISKIN, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 74 miles (W.) from MerthyrTydvil; containing 615 inhabitants. It is situated on the border of Brecknockshire, near the Hirwaun iron-works, and on the road from Neath to MerthyrTydvil. Hirwaun common is a high and extensive tract to the west of this place, and contains some coal-pits, from which tram-roads proceed to the Hirwaun works in Brecknockshire. Here is a day school, containing about 20 children, the master of which is paid 12r. weekly, raised by subscription, and in addition receives small payments from a few of the parents; also a Sunday school, in which about 40 males and females are gratuitously taught by Calvinist"[A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833  © Mel Lockie 2016]

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Rhigos area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked 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

Nonconformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited
Bethel, Wesleyan 1857-1933 - - SN 91340606 NLW
Bethel, Wesleyan 1966-1968 - - SN 91340606 WGRO

WGRO - West Glamorgan Record Office, Swansea
NLW - National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

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Historical Geography

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

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN925055 (Lat/Lon: 51.737822, -3.558271), Rhigos which are provided by:

Public Records

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

  • Rhigos Civil Parish records      "..........comprising churchwardens' and overseer's accounts and vestry meeting, 1837-1894; parish council minutes books, 1894-1968; declarations of acceptance of office by parish councillors, 1894-1973; parish council allotment register, 1942-1964; Croesffordd Community Centre management committee minutes book, 1964-1969"

Schools

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

  • Rhigos School Board records       1877-1903.
  • Rhigos School mixed and infants log books, 1876-1926.
    "When elementary schools were brought under county council control in 1902, Rhigos School, Glamorgan (now Rhondda Cynon Taff), was made part of the Neath School Group for administrative purposes"