Llwydcoed in the parish of Aberdare
"LLWYDCOED, a hamlet, in the parish of ABERDARE, upper division of the hundred of MAKIN, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 3it miles (S. W.) from Merthyr-Tydvil: the population is returned with the parish. It occupies the upper:portion of the parish, in which there are numerous coal and iron works, and the inhabitants are principally employed in these and the several iron-foundries in the neighbourhood. Hirwaun common adjoins it on the west, and it is watered both by the Cynon and Dines streams, the latter of which has its source within its limits. A tram-road,, extending from the termination of the Aberdare canal, proceeds through the hamlet, and communicates with the Hirwaun works in Brecknockshire; and close to this line of conveyance are situated the iron-works of Mestere. Thompson, Seale, and Fothergill, which, with those at Abernant, are capable, when fully employed, of manufacturing about eleven thousand tons of iron per week. A large proportion of the workmen engaged at the Hirwaun furnaces dwell in this hamlet, which is now included within the limits of the new borough of Merthyr-Tydvil." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1833) © Mel Lockie]
Cyfamod Eglwys Crist (Christ Church Covenant) made at Horeb, Llwydcoed in 1837 to accept Thomas Davies as a full member of Y Dref Wen Independent Church, Aberdare. Thomas Davies was a member of the first group of settlers that sailed to Patagonia in 1865. - on People's Collection Wales
The church is dedicated to St. James, is in the Benefice of Aberdare St. Fagan, 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 SN990048.
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The transcription of the section for Llwydcoed from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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