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]


Church Records

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

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.

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
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


Description & Travel

Historic Landscape Characterisation: The Rhondda - on the CADW site.
Fully explore the site - there are separate detailed sections for places in the area

Cwmparc - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Cwmparc in the Parish of Ystradyfodwg which are provided by:



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.




Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Cwmparc in the Parish of Ystradyfodwg 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 SS950960 (Lat/Lon: 51.652952, -3.51917), Cwmparc in the Parish of Ystradyfodwg which are provided by:



Dare Colliery, Cwmparc, Treorchy on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Parc Colliery, Cwmparc on the Welsh Coal Mines site