Hopkinstown in the Parish of Llanwonno


"Hopkinstown, 2 miles from Pontypridd, Glamorgan; P.O." [From John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887 on Vision of Britain]

"HOPKINSTOWN, 2 miles distant, is a village, and has a post and money order office, and also Calvinistio Methodist, Wesleyan and Baptist chapels." [From 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 :-

  • Church of St. David

Church History

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St David's Church, Rhondda Rd, Hopkinstown

Capel Rhondda, Hopkinstown, pre-1905 - on the People's Collection Wales site


Church Records

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

Llanddewi Rhondda was formed in 1914 from the Parish of Llanwonno, and the church erected in 1851

The church is dedicated to St. David, is in the Benefice of Pwllgwaun with Llanddewi Rhondda, and the diocese of Llandaff. 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 ST057907.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1897-1916 1854-1924 - - -

Description & Travel

Hopkinstown - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Hopkinstown in the Parish of Llanwonno which are provided by:



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

1880 (Slaters Directory)



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Hopkinstown in the Parish of Llanwonno 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 ST062905 (Lat/Lon: 51.605496, -3.355851), Hopkinstown in the Parish of Llanwonno which are provided by:



Great Western Colliery, Hopkinstown - where the disaster of 14th April 1893 killed 58 miners. Here is the Death Roll on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Great Western Colliery Band, Hopkinstown, 1920 - on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)