Bettws, Glamorgan

Historical Description

Bettws, a village and a parish in Glamorganshire, on the river Garw, 1 mile SW of Llangeinor station on the Llynfi and Ogmore branch of the G.W.R., and 5 miles N of Bridg-end, under which there is a post office; money order and telegraph office, Aberkenfig. Acreage of parish, 5023; population, 1529. Coal is worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, ½£84 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church was restored and enlarged in 1893. A church at Pontycymmer and another at Pontyrhyl are under Bettws. There is a Baptist chapel. Dr Price, the Nonconformist divine, was a native.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

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