"MYNYDDYSLWYN, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Wentllooge, county Monmouth, 8½ miles N.W. of Newport, its post town, and 7 S.W. of Pontypool. The parish, which is extensive, contains the hamlets of Mynyddmaen, Clawrplwyf, and Penmaen. The inhabitants are employed in the numerous collieries, ironworks, stone quarries, and in cotton-weaving. The village is considerable. It is a meet for the Tyisha harriers." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
- Barnes, Colin Islwyn Colliery - Oakdale Gwent Local History vol 56 1984 Welsh Journals Online
- Burland, Len. A Historical Tour around Mynyddislwyn Mountain. 2002. 373p.
- Burland, Len & Foster Frowen & Lionel Milsom Abercarn Blast Furnace Gwent Local History 82 1997 Welsh Journals Online
- Collins, Brian & Terry Powell. Crumlin to Pontymister, in Old Photographs Vol 1 1980. All these books by Brian Collins contain historical information about Crumlin and neighbouring villages, (Newbridge, Abercarn, Cwmcarn, Pontywaun, Crosskeys, Risca and Pontymister)
- Collins, Brian & Terry Powell. Crumlin to Pontymister, in Old Photographs Vol 2 1982
- Collins, Brian. Crumlin to Pontymister, Then and Now 2003
- Collins, Brian. Crumlin to Pontymister, Places of Worship 2005
- Collins, Brian. Crumlin to Pontymister, Over the Years 2007
- Elliot, John The Crumlin Viaduct Works 1853-1878: from world leader to Welsh tragedy Gwent Local History vol 80 1996 Welsh Journals Online
- Gray, Madeleine. Henry, Earl of Pembroke's survey of the manor of Mynyddislwyn in 1570. National Library of Wales Journal 30 (1997), p. 171-96.
- Horton, E H Dr Mr William Humphreys, Engineman [Abercarn Colliery] Gwent Local History vol 61 1986 Welsh Journals Online
- Jones, R T. From ox team to tractor : the history of the Mynyddislwyn Agricultural Society 1870-1972. Pontypool : [s.n.], 1972. 59p .
- Portrait of a parish : Mynyddislwyn. Gwent Family History Society Journal. No. 71 (Sept. 2003), p. 15-18 .
- The Urban District of Mynyddislwyn official guide. Gloucester : British Publishing Co., 1974.
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 established after 1851.
Mynyddislwyn Parish consisting of the hamlets of Clawrplwyf, Mynyddmaen and Penmain; Statistics; Area 15938 acres; Population 3157 males, 2837 females, total 5994
- See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Luke's Church, Abercarn
- See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re New Bethel Chapel, Cwmnantyrodyn
- See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St David's Church, Fleur-de-lis
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.
Mynyddislwyn, St Tyder's Church - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials 1664-1918 1656-84, 1687-1743, 1750-1922 1911-51 1664-1743, 1745-1933 Bishops Transcripts 1717, 1725-75, 1777-1842 - records with the NLW Aber-Carn, St Luke's Church (formed from Mynyddislwyn 1921) - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Banns 1904-24 1917-71 1917-68 Cwm-Carn, St John the Evangelist's Church (formed from Mynyddislwyn + Rhisga/Risca 1922) - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Banns 1919-49 1923-71 1923-66 Oakdale, Unknown Dedication (formed from Pen-maen; parish church of Pen-maen since 1970) - records with the Gwent RO Marriages 1956-71 Pen-Maen, SS Philip & James's Church (formed from Mynyddislwyn 1845. See also Oakdale) - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Burials 1852-1934 1858-1969 1858-1930 Bishops Transcripts 1852-72 - records with the NLW Pontnewydd, Holy Trinity Church (formed from Pen-maen 1885) - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms 1884-1914 Pontnewydd, Holy Trinity Church (formed from Pen-maen 1885) - records with the incumbent Marriages Burials 1860+ 1888+ Trecelyn / Newbridge, St Paul's Church (formed from Pen-maen 1914) - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Banns 1888-1960 1922-77 1922-55
[Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]
Ynys-Ddu, St Theodore (formed from Mynyddislwyn) - records with the Gwent RO Baptisms Marriages Banns 1916-66 1927-71 1927-74
- Mynyddislwyn - on wikipedia
- Oakdale - on wikipedia
- Oakdale photographs - on geograph.org.uk
- Abercarn - on wikipedia
- Abercarn photographs - on geograph.org.uk
- Crumlin - on wikipedia
- Crumlin photographs - on geograph.org.uk
- Penmaen - on wikipedia
- Pontywaun & Cwmcarn photographs - on geograph.org.uk
- Newbridge - on wikipedia
- Newbridge photographs - on geograph.org.uk
- The transcription of the section for Mynyddislwyn from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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You can see the administrative areas in which Mynyddislwyn has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
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- 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.
- Plan of the parish of Mynyddislwyn in the County of Monmouth - on the People's Collection Wales site
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