"GWAUN-CAE-GURWEN is a hamlet, 4 miles north from Pontardawe. There is a Carmel Congregational chapel, founded in 1762, which has 850 sittings, and also the Hermon Congregational chapel [In Brynamman?], erected in 1909, which has 400 sittings, and a Calvinistic Methodist chapel, erected 1907, which has over 800 sittings. Post, M. O., T. & T. E. D. Office (letters should have Glamorgan added).-Jenkin Mark, sub-postmaster . County Police, John Shellum, sergeant, & 4 constables. Public Elementary School, erected in 1867, & enlarged in 1894, for 297 boys & girls & 197 infants; John Hugh, master; Miss M. Williams, infants' mistress. Railway Station, Gwaun-cae-Gurwen, Thomas Sandbrook, station master" [From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]
"LOWER BRYNAMMAN is a hamlet 6 miles north from Pontardawe, and adjoins Brynamman. There are Baptist and Congregational chapels here. Post, M. O., T. & Telephone Call Office-Miss Sarah Louisa Price, sub-postmistress. Letters through Upper Brynamman, Carmarthenshire . County Police, Robert Jones, constable. Public Elementary School (mixed), erected 1896 & enlarged in 1909, for 310 boys & girls & 150 infants; Griffith Morgan, master; Mrs. M. Jenkins, mistress." [From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]
"TAIRGWAITH, is a hamlet 1 mile east of Gwaun-cae-Gurwen station and 5 miles north from Pontardawe. The church of St. David here was erected in 1913 and a Baptist chapel in 1918. The Federation hall is situated here. Post & Telephone Call Office.-Philip John Rees, subpostmaster. Letters through, Gwaun-cae-Gurwen, Glamorgan, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office, 1 mile distant . Public Elementary School (mixed & infants), opened in 1907, for 16o boys & girls & a temporary building for 80 infants; David Morgan, master." [From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]
Caegurwen; "A joint hamlet with Blaenegal, in the parish of Llanguicke, hundred of Llangyvelach, county of Glamorgan, South Wales, 9 1/2 miles (N) from Neath. The population is returned with the parish. It is situated on the border of Carmarthenshire, where the country is extremely wild and rugged, and near the right bank of the river Twrch." From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.