Cwmparc in the Parish of Ystradyfodwg
Included in the directory entry for Treorchy - "The church of St. George, CWMPARC, situated in the centre of the village, is a modern building of stone and rubble, in the Gothic style of the 15th century, from designs by Mr. George E. Halliday, diocesan surveyor, ... The reredos is of polished pink alabaster, and the pulpit and font of green Bridgend stone: the church affords about 400 sittings. The register dates from the year 1898. The living is a vicarage, ......
At Cwmparc are the collieries of the Ocean Coal Co. Limited, ... The Ocean Collieries, Park and Dare, Workmen's Institute here, opened in March, 1895, was erected by the workmen employed at Park and Dare pits (Ocean Collieries), at a cost of nearly £4000. The population of Cwmparc ecclesiastical parish in 1901 was 10,440, and in 1911, 15,265." [Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]
See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St George's Church
The church is dedicated to St. George, is in the Benefice of Cwmparc, and 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 SS951961.
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|Bethel, Baptist||-||1983-1988||-||SS 94859594||GRO|
|Woodland Terrace, Calvinistic Methodist||1956-1979||-||1947-1972||SS 94829596||NLW|
GRO - Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
NLW - National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Transcript of complete name listing for Treherbert and Ystrad-Rhondda, with the parish and hamlets of Ystradyfodwg, Blaen-y-cwm, Blaen-y-Rhondda, Cwmdare, Cwmpark, Llwynpia, Pen-y-griag, Penyrenglyn, Pentre, Ton-pentre-ystrad, Ton-y-pandy, Treorky, Tynewydd and Tynybedw, from Slaters Directory for 1880.
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