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Aberaman in the parish of Aberdare

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"ABERAMAN, a village at the influx of the Aman to the Cynon, 2 miles SE of Aberdare, Glamorgan...." [From John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) on A Vision of Britain through Time.]

"ABERAMAN, or Treaman, 1 mile south-east with a station on the Taff Vale section of the Great Western railway, was formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1888. ... " See also under Directories below [Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]



The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

  • Saron Congregational Church


Church History

See under Directories below

Saron Chapel, Aberaman - on the People's Collection Wales site


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 St. Margaret, is in the Benefice of Aberaman and Abercwmboi with Cwmaman, and 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 SO009017.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
- - - - 1900
Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited
Gwawr, Baptist - 1970-1976 - SO 01220136 GRO
Saron, Congregational - 1929-1991 - SO 01270151 GRO
Shiloh, Wesleyan 1857-1933 - - SO 01330121 NLW
Shiloh, Wesleyan*
*not on WGAS online list
1966-1968 - - SO 01330121 WGAS

GRO - Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
NLW - National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
WGAS - West Glamorgan Archive Service

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

  • Aberaman Ecclesiastical Parish records 1882-1955 "Aberaman was created as a parish in 1883 out of the ancient parish of Aberdare. The church of St. Margaret was erected in 1883 ................... St. Barnabas, an iron church, was erected in 1897 as a chapel-of-ease. Abercwmboi (formerly Cap Coch) was a conventional district and its church dedicated to St. Peter"

Description and Travel

Aberaman photographs - on Aberdare online

Aberaman- on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

Aberaman - on wikipedia

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Extract From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks

"ABERAMAN, or Treaman, 1 mile south-east with a station on the Taff Vale section of the Great Western railway, was formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1888. The church of St. Margaret, built in 1883, at a cost of £5,000, wholly defrayed by Sir George Elliot bart. MP, is a cruciform building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, transepts and an eastern turret containing one bell: in the chancel are five stained windows of Munich glass; the west window is also stained, and in 1899 a brass lectern was presented in memory of Arthur V. Linton: an inscribed brass within the building records the dedication of the church and its erection in memory of Margaret, wife of Sir George Elliot, and their daughter Elizabeth, on the 29th September, 1883: there are 450 sittings. The register dates from the year 1888. The living is a Vicarage, net yearly value £350, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Llandaff and the Board of Patronage, and held since 1921 by the Rev. Thomas Ceredig Phillips M.A. of St. Peter's College, Cambridge, and surrogate. St. Barnabas’, in Bedford street, erected in 1897, at a cost of £500, as a chapel of ease to St. Margaret’s, is an iron building, and will seat 220 persons: all the services are conducted in Welsh. Aberaman Church Hall was built in 1912 at a cost of £2,200. The Aberaman Workmen’s Hall was opened as the Grand Theatre in 1908, with seats for 1500. The Institute and Free Library, in the same building, opened in 1909, comprises, in addition to a smaller hall, committee rooms, two billiard rooms, private baths, gymnasium &c. The library contains 8,000 volumes in the lending department."



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Historical Geography

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



Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Crawshay Bailey plaque, dated 1845, at Aberaman Ironworks

Military History

Aberaman Man Missing - Aberdare Leader 23-09-1916 - on the People's Collection Wales site



Aberaman Colliery on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Five man 'Squad', Aberaman Mines Rescue Team - c.1914

Social life and Customs

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • The Linton Brothers Three brothers from Aberaman who became famous for their cycling success.
  • Aberaman Association Football Club, 1900
  • Aberaman Rugby Football Club, Glamorgan Press Cup Winners, 1899-1900
  • Aberaman Carnival, held during the General Strike of 1926
  • Aberaman Stars AFC, early 20th century