Pontycymmer in the Parishes of Bettws and Llangeinor
"Pontycymmer, mining vil., near Brynmenin sta., Glamorgan, 4½ miles NE. of Bridgend." [1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles on A Vision of Britain through Time.]
The church is dedicated to St. David, is in the Benefice of Pontycymmer and Blaengarw, 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 SS905915.
[The church of St. Cein, Llangeinor and St. David's, Pontycymmer are now in the Parish of Llangeinor and Garw Valley.]
|Anglican Parish Registers|
|No Registers have been deposited yet|
Pontcymmer cemetery and chapel - See photograph on Jill Muir's site
|Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth|
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|Bethel, Calvinistic Methodist||-||1904-1980||-||SS 90589094|
Postcard of Pontycymmer 1906 - on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)
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Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- Blaengarw Ecclesiastical Parish records "Blaengarw lay originally in the ancient parish of Llangeinor in the Garw valley. In 1899, a new parish of Garw valley was created, which included Pontycymmer, Blaengarw and Pontyrhyl. Blaengarw was subsequently constituted as a separate parish in 1920, but rejoined the Garw valley parish to become Pontycymmer and Blaengarw in 1950. In 2004 the parish of Garw Valley was combined with Llangeinor to form the united parish of Llangeinor and the Garw Valley. .............."
Various items - on People's Collection Wales
- Opening day, Ffaldau Girls School, Pontycymmer
- Sarah Watkins dressed in Welsh Costume at school in Pontycymmer. Representing Mother Wales.