Trecynon in the Parish of Aberdare


"St. Fagan's is an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1856; the church, at TRECYNON, 1½ miles north-west destroyed by fire, and rebuilt at the expense of the late Lady Windsor, in 1854, at a cost of £5600, is a building of stone, in the Gothic style, ...: in the chancel is a fine stained window there are 600 sittings. The register dates from they 1855. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value, £350: with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Llandaff and the Board of Patronage, ... St. Winifred's, in Windsor street, TRECYNON, erected in 1885 as a chapel of ease to St. Fagan's, is now used as a church hall." [From 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 :-

  • Hen-dy-Cwrdd Unitarian Church
  • St. Fagan

Church History

Various items - on People's Collection Wales

  • Hen Dŷ Cwrdd, Trecynon
  • Receipt relating to Hen Dŷ Cwrdd, Trecynon. This document lists the appointment of trustees of the 'Meeting House' (Hen Dŷ Cwrdd), and the assignment of the school room in 1904 and the lease for 23 years of 2 & 3 Alma Street in 1913. The receipt itself is dared 1880 and the reverse lists the time-line of leases dating from 1796.
  • Heol-y-Felin Chapel, Trecynon
  • Banner titled 'Ysgol Sabbathol M.C. Brynseion Trecynon' [Brynseion, Calvinistic Methodist Chapel Trecynon, Sunday School]
  • Banner titled 'Ysgol Sabathol Noddfa Bedyddwyr Trecynon' [Noddfa Baptists Sunday School, Trecynon]

Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg for St Fagan

The church is dedicated to St. Fagan, 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 found at grid reference SN993038.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
BaptismsMarriagesBurialsBannsBishops Transcripts
1854-19751854-19531854-1864, 1866-1942--

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

  • Aberdare, St. Fagan Ecclesiastical Parish records "St. Fagan's, Aberdare is a modern parish within the rural deanery, archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaff. It is situated in the village of Trecynon near the town of Aberdare in the Rhondda valley. The parish was formed from the ancient parish of Aberdare in 1856................................"

Non Conformist Registers Deposited
ChapelBaptismsMarriagesBurialsOS Map RefDeposited
Heol-y-felin, Ebenezer, Congregational--1811-1835SN 99430357PRO
Hen Dy Cwrdd, Unitarian1788-1793--SN 99530351GRO

PRO - Public Record Office, London
GRO - Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff


Description & Travel

Trecynon - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

Trecynon - on wikipedia

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