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Cwmavon in the Parish of Michaelston-super-Avon

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"CWM AVON, a populous hamlet, situated in the lower hamlet of the parish of Michaelstone, Super-Avon, distant about one mile and a half from Aberavon, and two miles from Port-Talbot, and is connected therewith by a railway, the property of the Governors and Co. of Copper Mines in England - nearly the whole of the hamlet is occupied by the copper, iron, tin-plate and other works and collieries belonging to the above Company.  ... More " [Slaters Commercial Directory, 1858-1859]

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Business & Commerce Records

  • Cwm Avon and Oakwood collieries

1874-1901: miscellaneous records
[Glamorgan Archive Service, Cardiff]

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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

Non Conformist Registers

Nonconformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited/
Copies
Seion, Congregational 1822-1837 - 1760-1769 SS 77489186 PRO
Seion, Congregational - 1908-1988 - SS 77489186 WGAS
English Wesleyan - 1938-1971 - SS 78359226 WGAS

WGRO - West Glamorgan Archive Service
PRO - Public Record Office, London

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Description & Travel

A panoramic view of the Cwm-avon valley with a river and a bridge in the centre. A horse-drawn wagon is in the foreground. - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Cwmavon in the Parish of Michaelston-super-Avon which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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

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Genealogy

Cwmavon - List of Residents in c1850           Contributed by Bryan Richards

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Cwmavon in the Parish of Michaelston-super-Avon 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 Labour meeting at Cwmavon 1929 - on the People's Collection Wales site

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS781923 (Lat/Lon: 51.616286, -3.762054), Cwmavon in the Parish of Michaelston-super-Avon which are provided by:

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Occupations

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

  • Industrial Records: collieries                              Including " .............Cwmavon & Oakwood Collieries 1878-1901..................."
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Schools

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

  • Cwmavon School records               " ........ including log books, 1863-1965; photocopies [late 20th century] of admission registers, 1874-1892."
  • Tymaen School log books        1888-1910                Tymaen Infants School was situated in Cwmavon