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Tonypandy in the Parish of Ystradyfodwg

Archives and Libraries

Tonypandy Library
De Winton Street
CF40 2QZ


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

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph

The church is dedicated to St. Andrew, is in the Benefice of Tonypandy with Clydach Vale, 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 SS993928.

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


Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
English, Wesleyan - 1923-1979 - SS 99639223

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

Tonypandy - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

You can see pictures of Tonypandy which are provided by:


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.

Historical Geography

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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS993924 (Lat/Lon: 51.621337, -3.456044), Tonypandy which are provided by:


Tonypandy 1910 - the dispute at the Cambrian Combine leading to riots in the streets of Tonypandy - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site


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

  • Tonypandy Comprehensive School records     1978-2000          "............ was established in 1978. It was originally known as Mid Rhondda Comprehensive school but was renamed in 1982. The school was created through the merger of several other local schools, being Tonypandy Grammar, Tonypandy Secondary, Blaenclydach Secondary Modern and Bodringallt Secondary Modern. ......................"                   "........... comprising of admission registers, 1978-1991; log book, 1978-2000; upper school admission registers, 1979-1990"
  • Tonypandy Grammar school records             "........... comprising of admissions registers, 1945-1978"
  • "Tonypandy Secondary school was built in 1915, and opened its doors to its first pupils in 1916. It was a mixed school. It ceased to exist in 1978"               ".............. comprising of admission registers, 1916-1947; past students register, 1915-1926; staff register, 1915-1950; printed reports of inspections and examinations, 1933-1948; log books, 1915-1978"