Bedwellte / Bedwellty
"BEDWELLTY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Wentllooge, in the county of Monmouth, 7 miles to the W. of Pont-y-pool. Newport is its post town. It is situated in a hilly district between the river Rumney, on the W., and the Sirhowey on the E., and contains the chapelries of Rhymney and Tredegar, the latter being now a market town, and the hamlets of Ishlawrcoed, Mamhole, and Uwchlawreoed. The district is rich in iron and coal, and is the seat of an extensive iron manufacture, giving employment to above 1,300 hands. Between 3,000 and 4,000 persons are engaged in the great ironworks and collieries in the vicinity." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
- Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, the official guide. Gloucester : British Publishing, 
- Burrell, John Francis Railway life at Tredegar 80 years ago. Gwent Local History 65 1988 Welsh Journals Online
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- Ebbw Vale: the official guide. . Cheltenham : Burrow,  28p.
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- Freeman, David. Tredegar House, Newport, Gwent. Newport : Newport Borough Council, Leisure Services Department, [1982?] 31p.
- Glaser, Anthony M. The Tredegar riots of August 1911. The Jews of south Wales: historical studies, edited by Ursula R. Q. Henriques, p. 151-176.
- Gray, Madeleine. The Clergy as remembrancers of the community : Lewis James, curate of Bedwellty 1633-1667, and the Civil War clergy of Monmouthshire. Monmouthshire Antiquary 16 (2000), p. 113-20.
- Gray-Jones, Arthur. A history of Ebbw Vale. 2nd ed. Gwent County Council, 1992. 273p.
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- History of Tredegar : subject of competition at Tredegar Chair Eisteddfod, held Febuary the 25th, 1884.Cardiff : South Wales Printing Works, 1885. 128p.
- Holmes, Helen James Tinsley of Ebbw Vale and his steam car Gwent Local History. No. 97 2004 Welsh Journals Online
- James, Leslie. The Morgans of Tredegar. Newport, Gwent : Newport Museum and Art Gallery, 1977.
- Jenkins, Kay. The church with a view - and a unique architectural feature [St. Sannan's Church, Bedwellty]. Country Quest 31/8 (1991), p. 8-9.
- Jones, J Gwynfor. The Morgan family of Tredegar : its origins, growth and advancement c.1340-1674. Newport, Gwent : Newport Local History Society, 1995. 29p.
- Jones, John S. The history of Rhymney and Pontlottyn. Bridgend : Mid Glamorgan County Libraries, 1986. 82 leaves.
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- Morris, David. History of Tredegar. This is an abridged translation of Hanes Tredegar by David Morris (Eiddil Gwent) which won the main prize at the eisteddfod of the Tredegar Cymrodorion in 1862 and was published in 1868.
- Phillips, Roger. Tredegar : the history of an agricultural estate 1300-1956. Upton-upon-Severn : Self Publishing Association, 1990. 320p.
- Pickin, John The Iron works at Tintern and Sirhowy Gwent Local History vol 52 1982 Welsh Journals Online
- Powell, William. Our town Tredegar : cholera 1832 and 1849. [Tredegar] : [William Powell], [1992?] 34p.
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- Probert, Wilfred. The Bedwellty tithe map and roll : a limited source of information. Gwent Family History Society Journal 37 (1994), p. 27-9.
- Probert, Wilfred. Tredegar in 1839. Gwent Local History 68 1990 Welsh Journals Online
- Probert, Wilfred. Cholera at Tredegar 1832-33. Gwent Family History Society Journal 27 (1991), p. 16-17.
- Probert, Wilfred. The Blue Books of 1847 and a Tredegar minister. Gwent Local History vol 59 1985 Welsh Journals Online
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- Redman, N B Where the Hobby Horse Roams: a History of Andrew Buchan's Brewery at Rhymney, Gwent Gwent Local History vol 72 1992 Welsh Journals Online
- Robinson, Howard "Red smoke ruined the valley" - a personal view of the transformation of Ebbw Vale Gwent Local History 78 1995 Welsh Journals Online
- Robinson, Howard Unmended menders: an appreciation of Ebbw Vale works, RTB, British Steel, Corus Gwent Local History. No. 94 2003 Welsh Journals Online
- St. Sannan's Church, Bedwellty. [Islwyn Borough Council],  1 sheet.
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- Ward, Jane M. The Hopkins of Tredegar. Private limited edition. Andrew P. Ward, 1997.
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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 - Some Ebbw Vale entries are as listed in the Return under Aberystruth Sub-District, Aberystruth Parish - so for Ebbw Vale, see below AND Aberystruth parish
Tredegar sub-district, that part of Bedwelty parish consisting of hamlets of Manmoel and Ushlawrcoed (latter in sub-district of Rock Bedwelty). Total acres 16,210. Population 13,434 males, 11,110 females, total 24,544. Additional population in Rock sub-district of 2639.
- See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St Sannan's Church, Bedwellty
- See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Sannan's Church
- See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re Libanus Ind Chapel, KLibanus Rd, Ebbw Vale
- See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re Providence Baptist Chapel, Newtown, Ebbw Vale
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.
Bedwellte / Bedwellty, St Sannan's Church - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials 1624-1812, 1815-1954, 1957-75 1634-1974 1755-1825, 1829-62, 1960-82 1634-1812, 1815-1903 Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1717, 1724-75, 1777-97, 1799-1811, 1813-79 - records with the NLW
(see also Tredegar)
Aberbargod/Aberbargoed - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Burials 1905-79 Cendl / Beaufort (formed from Llangatwg/Llangattock + Llangynidr (co. Brecon) + Aberystruth + Bedwellte/Bedwellty 1846) - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials 1843-1958 1891-1975 (St. John 1873-1946) 1891-1971 1896-1961 (St. John 1843-1915) Glynebwy / Ebbw Vale, Christ Church (formed from Tredegar + Aberystruth + Cendl/Beaufort 1870) - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials 1858-1967 (St. John 1902-54) 1870-1976 (St. John 1910-70) 1954-64 1900-29 Rhymni / Rhymney, Unknown Dedication (formed from Bedwellte/Bedwellty 1843) - records with the Gwent RO
- See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St David's Church, Rhymney
Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials 1843-1942 1843-1971 1947-54 1843-1916 Bishops Transcripts 1843-61, 1863-5 - records with the NLW Tredegar, St George's Church (formed from Bedwellte/Bedwellty 1836) - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials 1838-1969 1840-1974 1943-77 1851-1937 Bishops Transcripts 1838-61 - records with the NLW Tredegar Newydd / New Tredegar, St Dingat's Church (formed from Tredegar & Bedwellte/Bedwellty 1900) - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Banns 1896-1974 1897-1982 1961-82 Tre-Lyn / Fleur-De-Lis, St David's Church (formed from Mynyddislwyn + Bedwellte/Bedwellty + Bedwas + Gelli-gaer 1896) - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials 1897-1961 1897-1978 1897-1938, 1943-50 1904-67
[Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]
Victoria, Unknown Dedication (formed from Glynebwy/Ebbw Vale) - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Banns 1908-68 1901-68 1907-28
- The transcription of the section for Bedwellte / Bedwellty from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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You can see the administrative areas in which Bedwellte / Bedwellty has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Postcard: Bedwellty Park, Tredegar, c. 1904 - on the People's Collection Wales site
- 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.
- Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site
- Plan of the parish of Bedwellty in the County of Monmouth
- Tithe map of Bedwellty, Monmouthshire
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO155039 (Lat/Lon: 51.7278, -3.224444), Bedwellte / Bedwellty which are provided by:
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- Ebbw Vale - Built on Iron and Steel - on BBC Wales
- Rhymney Iron Co Accident Register 1901 - on People's Collection Wales
- Rhymney Iron Co Records - See Archives Hub
- Bedwellty Pits, Tredegar , also Death Rolls for 1865 and 1879 disasters here - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Ebbw Vale No 22 Pit - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Prince of Wales, Victoria, Ebbw Vale - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Hollybush Colliery - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Manmoel Colliery - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Markham Colliery - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- New Tredegar Colliery - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Pengam Colliery - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Pochin Colliery - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Rock Colliery - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Troedrhiwgwair - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Rhymney Merthyr, Pontlottyn Colliery - on the Welsh Coalmines site
- Bedwellty Colliery was situated near Tredegar in the Sirhowy Valley, Gwent. It was worked by the Tredegar Iron and Coal Co. from the mid 1800s to the 1900s. It consisted of two pits (Nos. 1 and 2) and two Levels (Nos. 1 and 2). In July 1898, the pits were linked to the newly opened McLaren Colliery at Abetysswg in the Rhymney Valley. Colliery Managers' Reports 1928 See Archives Hub
- Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site
- Surface view of Betwellty Colliery
- Colliery Accident at New Tredegar (Sept 20th 1902)
Bedwellty Board of Guardians - on the People's Collection Wales site
Records of Bedwellty Poor Law Union, 1849-1930, including Guardians' minute books, 1849-1930; committee minute books, 1896-1930; correspondence, 1870-1930; relief order books, 1887-1914; Relieving Officer's records, 1887-1930; District Medical relief book, 1924-1926; registers and returns, c.1890-1930; financial records, 1849-1930; workhouse administration records, c.1900-1924. See Archives Hub
- Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site
- Bedwellty Secondary School Cricket Team, 1940.
- Bedwellty Secondary School Rugby Team, 1940.