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Robertstown in the Parish of Aberdare

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"St. John the Evangelist's, ROBERTS TOWN, built in 1890 at a cost of £610, as a chapel of ease to the parish church, is a plain building of stone consisting of nave only, and has a western bell-turret containing one bell: there are 150 sittings." [From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


Church History

Salem Chapel, Robertstown - on People's Collection Wales


Church Records

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

  • Aberdare Ecclesiastical Parish records Includes " ........ St John the Evangelist, Robertstown, 1886-1912.........."

Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the Public Record Office, London
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Salem, Congregational 1790-1837 - - SO 00160341

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Historical Geography

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Various items - on People's Collection Wales

  • A newspaper article from the South Wales Echo, titled 'No cash to save oldest bridge', reporting on the Robertstown Iron Tram Bridge, Aberdare, 20 November 1975
  • A letter from The Victorian Society South Wales Group supporting the restoration of the iron bridge in Robertstown, Aberdare, 24 April 1976