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Cwmgors in the Parish of Llangiwg

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"CWMGORSE is a hamlet 3½ miles north from Pontardawe. The church of St. Mary, erected here in 1886, will seat about 500 persons. There are a Calvinistic Methodist chapel, a Zion Baptist chapel, erected in I894, and a Congregational chapel, erected in 1913. Post, M. O. & Telephone Call Office.-Thomas Howells, sub-postmaster. Letters through Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Glamorgan, which is the nearest telegraph office, three-quarters of a mile distant Public Elementary School (mixed & infants), erected 1912, for 208 boys & girls & 104 infants; Rees Evans, master; Miss Annie Morgan, mistress" [From  Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923  (ArchiveCDBooks)  - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]

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Cemeteries

Hen Garmel Graveyard, Gwauncaegurwen - a transcription by Gareth Hicks of information on the headstones of part of Old Carmel graveyard, taken from a copy document deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service. Now also included here

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Church History

Huws, L C Rev. Annibynwyr Gwauncaegurwen, 1942 has been translated and indexed by Gareth Hicks and provides history on the Carmel Independent Chapel in Gwauncaegurwen, and Tabernacl Independent Chapel in Cwmgors

See the Cwmgors/Waun site for a database of local chapels and churches   Now included here

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Church Records

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

Nonconformist Registers Deposited at the West Glamorgan Record Office, Swansea
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Wesleyan - 1959-1968 - SN 70371137
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Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Cwmgors in the Parish of Llangiwg which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Genealogy

Cwmgors/Waun site        A collection of links and genealogical material relating to the district surrounding these adjoining villages in the parish of Llangiwg

Central Midwives Board , Register of Cases 1906-1927  Midwife ; Margaret Davies, Coffee Tavern, 34 Gors Street, Cwmgors (some Gwauncaegurwen) A listing of names/dates from the register --- compiled by Gareth Hicks

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Historical Geography

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

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History

Evans, Jonah. Hen Gymeriadau Cwmgors a'r Waun o'r flwyddyn 1840 [Old Characters of Cwmgors and Gwauncaegurwen from the year 1840], 1907, Index by Jenni Hyatt with link to translation.

Memories, personal reminiscences of Cwmgors by Gordon Rees.    And now included here

Articles by Tommy Vaughan, Gwauncaegurwen©

 

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Land & Property

The Manor of Caegurwen , a description, from "The History of Pontardawe and District " by John Henry Davies. Now also included here

Farms , a selection of census entries and historical snippets,  Now also included here

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN704108 (Lat/Lon: 51.780812, -3.880086), Cwmgors in the Parish of Llangiwg which are provided by:

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Military History

He didn't come home   Rees Jones [1881-1918]. The story of a local WWI soldier. Now included here

Thomas Evans, Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on 15th August 1915 serving his country.  Now included here

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Newspapers

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Occupations

Cwmgors Colliery and Abernant Colliery on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Abernant Colliery - on wikipedia

Davies, Ifor. History of Coal Mining in the Amman Valley . Bi-lingual. Published by the author, 2001. A list of chapter headings and photographs by Gareth Hicks.

Evans, William John. Pit Memories [Up and Under], 1989. Indexes by Gareth Hicks. Index of Photographs - Index of Chapter Heading

Views of the New Cwmgorse Colliery, Cwmgors nd - on the People's Collection Wales site

A typical mining life and death ?   'Dai Tirbach' (1910-1966). Now also included here