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.]


Church Records

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

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
BaptismsMarriagesBurialsBannsBishops Transcripts
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
ChapelBaptismsMarriagesBurialsOS Map Ref
Bethel, Calvinistic Methodist-1904-1980-SS 90589094

Description & Travel

Postcard of Pontycymmer 1906 - on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)

You can see pictures of Pontycymmer in the Parishes of Bettws and Llangeinor which are provided by:





You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS907913 (Lat/Lon: 51.609889, -3.579833), Pontycymmer in the Parishes of Bettws and Llangeinor which are provided by:



Darren Colliery, Pontycymmer on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Black and white film negative of a photograph showing a surface view of Darren Colliery, Pontycymmer.  - on People's Collection Wales


Public Records

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.