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Cwmdu in the Parish of Llangynwyd

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"CWMDU, a hamlet in Llangonoyd parish, Glamorgan; on a branch of the river Llynvi, 6 miles NNW of Bridgend.  ... The inhabitants are employed chiefly in iron and coal works." [From John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72)  on Vision of Britain]

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Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Cwmdu in the Parish of Llangynwyd which are provided by:

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Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Maesteg, with the parishes and villages of Cwmdu, Baidan, Bettws, Llangeinor, Llangynwyd, Nantyfyllon and Spelter, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

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Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for Cwmdu from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Cwmdu in the Parish of Llangynwyd 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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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS877918 (Lat/Lon: 51.613791, -3.623299), Cwmdu in the Parish of Llangynwyd which are provided by:

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Occupations

St John's Colliery (site of older Cwmdu colliery) on the Welsh Coal Mines site

St John's Colliery, Maesteg - on the mindat site

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Public Records

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

  • Cwmdu Local Board of Health, records     "Records of the Cwmdu Local Board of Health and Maesteg Local Board of Health: minutes, ledgers and accounts books pertaining to the Cwmdu and Maesteg Local Board of Health; minutes, 1858-1896, including Maesteg UDC minutes, 1895-1896; surveyors' reports, 1892-1896, including reports to Maesteg UDC, 1895-1896; ledgers, 1868-1894; account book, 1878-1892; and letter books, 1882-1892
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Schools

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

  • Cwmdu and Llangynwyd School Board records             " ........ comprising of minute books, 1894-1901; Ledger, 1902-1903; Letter book, 1894"