"ABERYSTRUTH, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Abergavenny, in the county of Monmouth, 8 miles S.W. of Abergavenny. Tredegar is the post-town. Of the population, above 4,000 are employed in the Beaufort coal and iron works, and nearly 3,000 in those of Sirhowy and Ebbw Vale. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £265, in the diocese of Llandaff. The patron is the Earl of Abergavenny." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
The location of this parish on linked maps is marked as exact as it is pointed near Blaina which is quite central to it
- Abertillery and district history 2000 : from prehistoric times to the present day. Abertillery : Abertillery and District Museum Society, 2000. 106p.
- Abertillery, Brynmawr, Nantyglo & Blaina: the official guide. . Cheltenham : Burrow,  16p.
- Andrews, Gladys Abertillery Museum Gwent Local History vol 41 1976 Welsh Journals Online
- Costello, Con Nantyglo and Blaina half a century ago Gwent Local History vol 41 1976 Welsh Journals Online
- Dunn, Bob. Aberystruth (Blaina) : burials 1829 to 1944. [Pontypool] : Gwent Family History Society,  82p.
- Eckley, Simon. Abertillery, Aberbeeg and Llanhilleth. Stroud : Chalford Publishing, 1995. 159p. Archive Photographs.
- Jones, Edmund. The History of Aberystruth. 1779.
- Jones, Edmund. A geographical, historical, and religious account of the parish of Aberystruth: in the County of Monmouth. : To which are added memoirs of several persons of note, who lived in the said parish. Bridgend : D.Brown & Sons, 1988. Facsimile edition is limited to 500 copies. 160p.
- Phillips, T M. Some aspects of the historical development of Abertillery Urban District to 1958 Gwent Local History vol 41 1976 Welsh Journals Online
- Rogers, S Old Memories of Abertillery Gwent Local History vol 41 1976 Welsh Journals Online
- Rowson, Trevor. Blaina, Nantyglo and Brynmawr. Stroud, Gloucestershire : Chalford, 1995. 128p.
- Smith, Eric. Bethel Methodist Church, Beaufort, Ebbw Vale : a history celebrating 150 years 1851-2001. Cwmbran : Kerin Publishers, 2001. 53p.
- The rose and the thorn : laughter and tears of people in Blaina. Blaina : Blaina Heritage Action Group, 1993.190p. Also Vol 2 in 1995.
- Thomas, Keith. Old Abertillery in photographs. Barry : Stewart Williams, 1988. 114p.
- Thomas, Keith The Blue Pilgrims Gwent Local History 78 1995 Welsh Journals Online
- Thomas, Malcolm. Brynmawr, Beaufort and Blaina in photographs. Abertillery : Old Bakehouse, 1995. 128p.
- Williams, J P D. Cofiant y diweddar Barch. Samuel Williams, Nantyglo. Llangollen : Argraffwyd gan W. Williams, 1877. 16p.
Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by I.G Jones, & D. Williams. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants. Check with Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches built after 1851.
PS - These entries are as listed in the Return under Aberystruth Sub-District, Aberystruth Parish - so for Ebbw Vale, see below AND Bedwellty parish
Aberystruth parish statistics; Area 11,788 acres; Population 7994 males, 6389 females, total 14,383
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
- This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
Aberystruth, St Peter's Church - records with the NLW Baptisms Marriages Burials 1736-1838 1736-1836 1736-1829 Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-99, 1801-59 - records with the NLW
(see also Cendl/Beaufort & Nant-y-glo)
Abertyleri / Abertillery, St Michael's Church (formed from Aberystruth 1854) - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Banns 1855-1934 1854-1970 1854-1967 Nant-Y-Glo, Holy Trinity Church (formed from Aberystruth 1844) - records with the incumbent Baptisms Marriages 1844+ 1855+ Bishops Transcripts 1844-55, 1857-63 - records with the NLW
- The transcription of the section for Aberystruth from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Aberystruth to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Aberystruth has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Family Search have an interactive map called "England and Wales Jurisdictions 1851" showing parish (and other) boundaries with optional background maps such as Ordnance Survey. There is also a Search facility, do read the guidance notes to get maximum benefit from this useful resource. See here for further background information to assist in the interpretation of this data
- Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348. Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county
- Map showing general area including Nantyglo & Blaina.
- Plan of the parish of Aberystruth Monmouthshire - on the People's Collection Wales site
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO203068 (Lat/Lon: 51.754244, -3.15638), Aberystruth which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- OpenStreetMap Cymru (Welsh counties only)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Cwmtillery Colliery - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Six Bells Colliery, Abertillery - Accident in 1960 - on BBC On this Day And on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Penybont Colliery And on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Nantyglo Deep Pit - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- North Blaina Colliery and Old Coal Pit, Blaina and West Blaina Red Ash Colliery - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Coalbrook Vale Works - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Cwm and Mon Colliery - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Llandafal Colliery - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Waunlwyd Colliery - on the Welsh Coalmines site
Records relating to the Aberystruth School Board, 1891-1904. See Archives Hub