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Pontyclun in the Parish of Llantrisant

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"Pontyclown, 2 miles from Llantrisaint, Glamorgan; ... Pont Y Clun is now part of Rhondda; Cynon; Taff district" [From John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887 on Vision of Britain]


Archives and Libraries

Heol-y-Felin, Pontyclun, CF72 9BE



An on-line index to the book All our yesterdays - A pictorial history of Llantrisant and Pontyclun has been compiled by Philippa Woo


Church History

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Tabernacle, Cowbridge Road, Pontyclun, picture taken July 2015
  • St Paul's Church, Cowbridge Road, Pontyclun, built in 1897. Date of photo unknown.
  • Groesfaen Babel Chapel, early 20th century, view from across the road

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 Parish of St. Paul, Pontyclun was formed in 1924

The church is dedicated to St. Paul, and is in the Benefice of Pontyclun with Talygarn. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be located at grid reference ST037817.

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

  • Pontyclun and Talygarn Ecclesiastical Parish records " .......... including registers of St Pauls church, Pontyclun and St Annes church, Talygarn of baptisms, 1916-1957; marriages, 1908-1987; burials, 1903-1984; banns, 1908-1988; services, 1895-1988; licences, 1889-1908; terriers, 1908; records relating to: churchwardens, 1927-1966; vestry, 1901-1929; parochial church council, 1923-1989; church affairs, 1924-1964; civil and miscellaneous records, 1907-1993"

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1903-1957 1908-1977, 1986-1987 1903-1984 1908-1971 -

Description and Travel

Pontyclun - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Pontyclun in the Parish of Llantrisant which are provided by:



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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Pontyclun 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.



Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Miskin Mill (New Mill), near Pontyclun. Date unknown
  • Llantrisant Railway Station, Pontyclun, showing a train engine arriving. Date unknown. The station was later rebuilt by British Rail and reopened as Pontyclun in 1992.
  • Llantrisant Station (Old Pontyclun) Booking Office, with 3 x Pony-led Trap Milk Floats, date uknown. Llantrisant Station was later rebuilt and reopened as Pontyclun Station. nd
  • Llantrisant Road, Pontyclun, date unknown. Photo shows a horse-drawn cart and members of the public outside the Bute Arms Hotel.
  • Aerial view of Pontyclun, taken on Sunday 15th September 1929. The cenotaph is just to the left from the middle of the picture, Pontyclun Primary School to the right.

Military History

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Postcard featuring a photograph of convalescing soldiers and nurses outside Pontyclun Red Cross Hospital. Entitled 'PONTYCLUN HOSPITAL MAY 1917'.
  • Pontyclun War Memorial


Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Workers at Pontyclun Pipeworks, date unknown.
  • Mr. D. J. Evans and Employees, Boot & Shoe Repair Service, Station Terrace, Pontyclun, date unknown.
  • Llantrisant Locomotive Works Mutual Improvement Class, 1912. Loco. No 734 Saddle Tank Engine behind.


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

  • Y Pant County Secondary School, Pontyclun records "........ comprising of log books, 1956-1972"

Pontyclun School Group, date unknown - on the People's Collection Wales site


Social life and Customs

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Pontyclun Carnival 1909
  • Communal Procession at Pontyclun, June 1911
  • Unknown Group, Pontyclun (musicians) nd
  • 24 men in a charabanc, on an outing from Pontyclun nd
  • Coronation Procession, Pontyclun, June 1911, looking up toward Windsor Hotel.
  • A 1912 'Jolly Boys Outing', at Brynsadler, Pontyclun. The Ivor Arms Hotel is just visible behind.