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Bargoed in the Parish of Gelligaer

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"BARGOED, a station on the Rhymney railway, on the mutual border of Monmouth and Wales, 18½ miles N of Cardiff. The Bargoed Rhymney valley here joins that of the Rhymney river; and is crossed by the railway on a handsome viaduct." [From John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)  on Vision of Britain]


Business and Commerce Records

  • Bargoed Coke Ovens
    1906-18: correspondents and stock sheets
    [Glamorgan Archive Service, Cardiff - Reference: D/D NCB]

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

  • Sallis, David and Sons, hardware stores, Bargoed records    "Day books, 1934-1950; account books recording transactions with Glamorgan County Council, 1934-1955; hardware catalogue, 1928"

Church History

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • St Peter's Catholic Church Bargoed east elevation 2015.
  • List of parishioners of St Peter's Bargoed

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. Gwladys, is in the Benefice of Bargoed and Deri with Brithdir, 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 ST148992.

Anglican Parish Registers
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
No Registers have been deposited yet
Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited
South Street, Prebyterian Methodist 1931-1964 1956-1964 - ST 14939968 GRO
Wesleyan 1843-1916 - - ST 14989947 NLW
Wesleyan 1931-1964 1956-1964 - ST 14989947 GRO

GRO - Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
NLW - National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth


Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Bargoed in the Parish of Gelligaer has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Military History

An article from the Merthyr Pioneer about the death of Private Trotman from Bargoed during The First World War - on the People's Collection Wales site



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

  • National Coal Board : Bargoed Coke Ovens and By-Products Plant   1908-[c. 1959]    "The Bargoed Colliery (Glamorgan) was sunk by the Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Company between 1887 and 1901. The first coal was produced in 1901. The colliery consisted of three shafts, the North and South (Steam Coal at 705 and 625 yards deep respectively) and the Brithdir house coal, which was sunk in 1903. ...................................... In addition to porducing coal, processing on-site took place to convert the coal to cokee, and a range of by-products were extracted, including benzole, naphthalene and tar, marketed as "Synthaprufe", "Synthacold", and "Synathaflex". ............................."   
  • National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area): Bargoed Winding Enginemens' Lodge       "Minute Books, 1928-1966. Financial Records, 1925-1973.....................  "

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Bargoed Colliery and surrounding area
  • Lamp Check, Bargoed Colliery
  • Two brothers having a break at Brithdir Pit, Bargoed Colliery, about 1920
  • Officials and workmen at Darren Colliery, Deri, near Bargoed, about 1908.
  • Coal tip, Bargoed


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

  • Bargoed Higher Elementary/Secondary school records   " ... comprising log book, 1910-1953"

Social life and Customs

Bargoed Workmen's Institute
1910-62: records
[University of Swansea Library - Reference: p53]

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Street party to celebrate the end of the war [WWII], Chapel Street, Bargoed.
  • Carnival, 1935. Bargoed Page-boys Jazz Band.
  • Bargoed Teify Male Voice Choir 1909