Cymmer in the Parish of Llantrisant


"CYMMER, a village in Llantrissaint parish, Glamorgan; at the confluence of the Rhondda-Vach and Rhondda-Vawr rivers, 15 miles NW of Cardiff. ... A fire-damp explosion in a coal-pit here, in 1856, killed 114 colliers." [From John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) on Vision of Britain]

"CYMMER and PORTH, now separate ecclesiastical parishes, are townships forming part of the Urban District of Rhondda, in the hundred of Caerphilly; Cardiff petty sessional division, Pontypridd union, rural deanery of Rhondda and archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaff, 176 miles from London, 4 from Pontypridd, 16 from Cardiff, 16½ from Merthyr Tydfil and 6 from Llantrisant. Porth has a station on the Rhondda and Ferndale branches of the Great Western railway.
The parish church of St. John the Evangelist Cymmer, erected in 1887, at a cost of £3,000 enlarged at a cost of £1500, is a building of stone in the Early English style, ... : in 1895 a new organ was erected at a cost of £300 : in 1914 a reredo was erected at a cost of £150 to the memory of the late Rev. William Thomas Lic.Div. first vicar of the parish 1894-1913... A memorial chapel was erected in 1922 at a cost of £700 from public subscriptions, and contains the names of parishioners who fell during the Great War, 1914-18; there are sittings for 600 persons. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £250, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Llandaff and the Board of Patronage, and held since 1914 by the Rev. Daniel Mark M.A. of the University College of Wales, and surrogate. [Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]



The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

  • Cymmer Independant Church

Church Records

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

A set of fiche have been produced by the Glamorgan Family History Society covering the registers of the Independent Chapel, Cymmer, for the period 1813-1844 (baptisms) and 1813-1817 (burials).

Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited
Horeb CM, Cymer 1930 - ST02459081 NLW
Congregational, Cymer 1796-1844 - ST02529094 GRO

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


Description & Travel

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Transcript of name listing for Pontypridd, and district, from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-

1880 (Slaters Directory)


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


Historical Geography

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



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST025908 (Lat/Lon: 51.607564, -3.409345), Cymmer in the Parish of Llantrisant which are provided by: