Ynysybwl in the Parish of Llanwonno


"YNYSYBWL is 3 miles north-east of Pontypridd, and has a station on the Great Western railway. Christ Church, erected in 1886, at a cost of £1,483, is attached to the vicarage of Llanwanno. A Mission church and hall was erected in 1911 at a cost of £1600, to seat. 500 persons. There is a Welsh Baptist chapel, erected in 1886, with 750 sittings, and an English Baptist chapel, erected in 1887, seating 350, and an English Congregational chapel, erected in 1896, seating 200, and a Welsh Congregational chapel, erected in 1887, scating 600; also Calvinistic Methodist and Wesleyan chapels. The Lady Windsor Workmen's Institute, Ynysybwl, erected in 1904, at a cost of £4500, contains library, reading rooms, temperance bar and public hall, which will seat about 700. There are three collieries." [From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


Archives & Libraries

42 Robert Street
CF37 3DY


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 church is dedicated to Christ Church, is in the Benefice of Llanwynno, 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 ST058944.

Anglican Parish Registers
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
No Registers have been deposited yet

Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited
Jerusalem, Calvinistic Methodist 1937 - - ST 06089385 NLW
English, Wesleyan - 1957-1986 - ST 06109394 GRO

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


Description & Travel

Ynysybwl - on Wikipedia

Ynysybwl - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

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Historical Geography

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Taff Vale Railway locomotive on the Ynysybwl branch line, c. 1900 - on the People's Collection Wales site



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST058944 (Lat/Lon: 51.640486, -3.362676), Ynysybwl in the Parish of Llanwonno which are provided by:



Lady Windsor Colliery, Ynysybwl on the Welsh Coal Mines site

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

  • Lady Windsor Lodge "Lady Windsor Lodge was a branch of the South Wales Miners' Federation.The first meeting of the Lady Windsor Lodge was held on 5th September 1898 in the garden of the Windsor Hotel, Ynysybwl...............................
    "Minute books 1903-1949; Financial records 1905-1950; Correspondence 1905-1952; Registers of non-fatal accidents 1903-1945; Compensation records 1928-1948; Military service exemption records 1914-1917; NUM reports and circulars 1916-1950"
    and "File of correspondence and related papers relating to Lady Windsor Lodge. Includes minutes of meetings held at Lady Windsor Lodge between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Coal Board (NCB)(1978-1986); subjects covered include increase in power carrying payments, change to shift patterns, surface hours and a 1981 strike. .................................."