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Merthyr Vale in the Parish of Merthyr Tydfil

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"Merthyr-Vale, sta. on Taff Vale Ry., Glamorgan, 4 miles SE. of Merthyr-Tydfil; P.O." [From John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles 1887 on Vision of Britain]

"At Merthyr Vale is one of the largest collieries in South Wales, belonging to Nixon's Navigation Company Ltd.; the output is upwards of 16,000 tons per week. "[From  Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923  (ArchiveCDBooks)  - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]

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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 St. Mary & The Holy Innocents, is in the Benefice of Troedyrhiw with Merthyr Vale, and diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website.

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
Zion, Baptist 1965-1969 - - SO 07379984 GRO
Bethel, Wesleyan 1837-1906 - - SO 07709950 NLW
Bethel, Wesleyan 1906-1933 - - SO 07709950 WGRO

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

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Description & Travel

Merthyr Vale on Alan George's site

Merthyr Vale  on the Walk Wales site

Merthyr Vale Plaque (Trevithick Trail.) - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Merthyr Vale in the Parish of Merthyr Tydfil which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Merthyr Vale in the Parish of Merthyr Tydfil 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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History

A child sits next to bags of coal from Merthyr Vale Colliery in Aberfan in the weeks following the disaster - on the People's Collection Wales site

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO075000 (Lat/Lon: 51.691105, -3.339601), Merthyr Vale in the Parish of Merthyr Tydfil which are provided by:

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Military History

Merthyr Vale War Memorial - on the People's Collection Wales site

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Occupations

Merthyr Vale Colliery on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Merthyr Vale Colliery downcast shaft, c.1980
  • Photograph of Merthyr Vale Colliery
  • Merthyr Vale colliery with Aberfan cemetery in the foreground, 1985