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Treherbert in the Parish of Ystradyfodwg

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"TREHERBERT is a township forming part of the Rhondda Urban District and an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1893 fron Rhondda; it is in the Miskin hundred, Pontypridd union and county court district, rural deanery of Rhondda and archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaff. The town lies amongst mountainous and picturesque scenery at the foot of Penpych, which rises 1,700 feet above the level of the sea; it is 11 miles north-west from Pontypridd and is the terminus of the Rhondda branch of the Great Western railway, and also of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay branch of that railway.
The church of St. Alban, TYNEWYDD, erected in 1891, at a cost of £1600, is a small building of stone, in the Early English style, ... : there are 330 sittings. The living is a vicarage, endowed in May, 1899, net yearly income £190, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Llandaff and the Board of Patronage, ...
The church of St. Mary, a chapel of ease to St. Alban's, and erected by the Marquess of Bute in 1867, at a cost of £4000 is a building of Welsh sandstone with Bath stone dressings, ... there are over 350 sittings. All Saints, also a chapel of ease to St. Alban's, erected in 1894, at a cost of £2380, is a building of stone, ... and will seat 350 persons. The Public Hall, erected in 1872, at a cost of £2.500, and now the Treherbert Opera House, will seat 800 persons. The population of the ecclesiastical parish in 1901 was 8,826, and in 1911, 13,393." [Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


Archives and Libraries

Treherbert Library
Bute Square
CF42 5NR



The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

  • Carmel Independant Chapel
  • Libanus Baptist Chapel


Church History

Horeb Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Treherbert - on the People's Collection Wales site


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. Alban, is in the Benefice of Treherbert with Treorchy, 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 SS956970.

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

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

  • Treherbert Ecclesiastical Parish records ".......... including registers of baptisms, 1893-1959; marriages, 1891-1998"

Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited
Bethany, Baptist - 1934-1938 - SS 93749856 GRO
Horeb, Calvinistic Methodist - 1908-1970 - SS 93639850 NLW

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


Description and Travel

Historic Landscape Characterisation: The Rhondda - on the CADW site.
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Treherbert - on Wikipedia

Treherbert - on the RCT Photo Archive - use search box

Treherbert - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

You can see pictures of Treherbert 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-graig, Penyrenglyn, Pentre, Ton-pentre-ystrad, Ton-y-pandy, Treorky, Tynewydd and Tynybedw, from Slaters Directory for 1880.



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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Treherbert 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.




Public Records

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

  • Treherbert Hospital, Rhondda records 1928-83 "......... established by grants from the Miners' Welfare Fund and by public subscription. The hospital was opened in 1927............."


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

  • Treherbert Secondary School records "Diary 1955-65" ".........established in 1929 as a Senior school. ....................."

Social life and Customs

Treherbert and District Band - "Treherbert Band is one of the longest established bands in the South Wales area. Historians believe it was originally the Treherbert Drum and Fife Band, in existence around 1897, which was the forerunner to today's band..................."

Treherbert Soccer Team, 1901 - on the People's Collection Wales site