Tylorstown in the Parish of Ystradyfodwg


"TYLORSTOWN, which takes its name from the collieries formerly belonging to Messrs A. Tylor & Co and now owned by Messrs. D. Davis and Sons, Limited, is a township forming part of the Rhondda Urban District, 7 miles north-north-west from Pontypridd, with a station on the Ferndale branch of the Great Western railway; in 1887, together with Ferndale and Mardy, it was formed into an ecclesiastical parish, but in 1900 Ferndale and Mardy were separated from Tylorstown and re-constituted as a district parish. It is in the hundred of Miskin, petty sessional division of Lower Miskin, Pontypridd union and county court district, rural deanery of Rhondda and archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaff. Holy Trinity church, erected in 1883, at a cost of £1400, is a building of Welsh sandstone with Bath stone dressings, ... In 1903 a new vestry was built and an organ provided : there are 307 sittings. The register dates from the year 1887. The living is a perpetual curacy, net yearly value £293, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Llandaff and the Board of Patronage, ...
The church of St. Mary Magdalen, PONTYGWAITH, was erected in 1896 at the cost of Mrs. Llewellyn, of Baglan Hall. The Rev. Reginald Edward King L.Div. of St. David's College, Lampeter, is curate in charge.
The population of this ecclesiastical parish in 1901 was 7,564, and in 1911, 12,040.
St. David’s Welsh church, erected in 1908, at a cost of £2000, is a building of Welsh sandstone with Bath stone dressings, ...: there are 400 sittings. The curate in charge is the Rev. W. Rhys Goodwin B.A." [Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


Archives & Libraries

Tylorstown Library
East Road
CF43 3DA


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 Holy Trinity, is in the Benefice of Tylorstown with Ynyshir, 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 ST010957.

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;

  • Tylorstown Ecclesiastical parish records "The parish of Tylorstown was formed in 1887 with Maerdy and Ferndale but these were separated in 1900 to form their own parishes. The main church of the Holy Trinity was erected in 1883 and its registers are recorded in 1920 as dating from 1887. The church of St. Mary Magdalene was erected at Pont-y-Gwaith in 1896."
    ".......... records including registers of marriages, 1906-1996"
Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited
Libanus, Calvinistic Methodist 1942-1974 - - ST 01119554 NLW
Ebenezer, Congregational - 1918-1978 - ST 01039530 GRO

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

Tylorstown - on the RCT Libraries Photo Archives site - use search box

Tylorstown- on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

Tylorstown - on Wikipedia

Tylorstown, Rhondda Fach, taken by Dylan Roberts in 1969. - on the People's Collection Wales site

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Historical Geography

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST010955 (Lat/Lon: 51.649547, -3.432329), Tylorstown in the Parish of Ystradyfodwg which are provided by:



Tylorstown No 8 and 9 pits on the Welsh Coal Mines site

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

  • Tylorstown Lodge "...........was a branch of the National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area). The Lodge represented miners from the Tylorstown Colliery in the Rhondda Fach Valley. Each of the four Tylorstown pits had originally been sunk as part of Ferndale Colliery (Nos. 6 to 9) between 1892 and 1907. The colliery covered a large area and as a result, each pit developed their own identity. This resulted in the establishment of separate lodges for each pit although regular joint meetings were held for the whole Tylorstown district....................."
    "Records ..... Minute books 1893-1965; Contribution registers 1927-1930; Price lists c.1925-1960; Compensation claims 1924-1929; Correspondence 1931-1965"
    "And ........... Minute books 1958-1961; Lodge standing orders c.1960; Correspondence 1959-1961; Copy agreement between N.C.B and N.U.M.1960"


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

  • Hendrefadog Secondary school, Tylorstown records "......... Hendrefadog Senior boys and girls schools were established in Tylorstown in October 1929. Presumably, the name of the school was changed to Hendrefadog Secondary following the 1940 Education Act. The school was closed in 1973"
    "... comprising of logbook, 1971-1973"