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Aber-nant in the Parish of Aberdare

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"Abernant is a small village north-east of the town of Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. Like many in the South Wales Valleys, it was once a coal-mining village." wikipedia

"Abernant is 1¼ miles north east, and has a station on the Hirwaun and Merthyr Tydvil branch of the Great Western railway. St. Matthew’s Mission church, a chapel of ease to the parish church, was erected in 1889, and is an iron structure consisting of nave and a turret containing one bell: there are 150 sittings. There is an eighteen-hole golf course here, which was opened in 1922." [Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]

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N.B. This Abernant is also known as Abernant-y-Wenallt, there is also an Abernant y groes isaf which is in Cwmbach.

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Description & Travel

Abernant - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

Abernant - on wikipedia

Abernant Railway Station - on wikipedia

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Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for Abernant from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Aber-nant 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.

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History

Sketch of Abernant by one of the Bacon Sisters, 19th century - on the People's Collection Wales site

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO008028 (Lat/Lon: 51.715127, -3.437295), Aber-nant in the Parish of Aberdare which are provided by:

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Occupations

Abernant No 9 Pit (near Aberdare) on the Welsh Coal Mines site

River Level Pit, Abernant on the Welsh Coal Mines site