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Cefn-Pennar in the Parish of Aberdare

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"CEVNPENNAR (CEVN-PENNAR), a hamlet, in the parish of ABERDARE, within the limits of the borough of MERTHYR-TYDVIL, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 2 miles (E. S. E.) from Aberdare. The population is returned with the parish. This hamlet, which is well wooded, is situated on the western declivity of the Twyn-Mawr mountain. The Aberdare canal passes close to, and parallel with, the river Cynon, in the lower part of it." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1833) © Mel Lockie]


Church Records

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The church is dedicated to St. Illtyd, is in the Benefice of Mountain Ash and Miskin, 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 ST037005.

Anglican Parish Registers
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Description and Travel

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

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Cefn-Pennar 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.



George Pit, Cefn-Pennar - by Gerwyn Gibbs "Sunk in 1881 ............ closed in 1905"

Lower Duffryn Colliery (Cwmpennar) on the Welsh Coal Mines site



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

  • Mountain Ash Division Elementary/Primary schools records Include " ..... Cefnpennar school, 1895-1936......."