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Penderyn, Breconshire

Historical Description

Penderyn, a parish in Brecknockshire, on the river Cynon, adjacent to Glamorgan, 2 miles NNW of Hirwain station on the Vale of Neath section of the G.W.R., 5½ NW of Aberdare, and 8 W by N of Merthyr Tydfil. It has a post office under Aberdare; money order and telegraph office, Hirwain. Acreage, 13,366; population of the civil parish, 1433; of the ecclesiastical, 646. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. The rocks include limestone, coal, iron ore, and fireclay. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £306 with residence. The church, dedicated to St Cynog, is very ancient. There are Baptist, Calvinistic Methodist, and Congregational chapels.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Registration districtMerthyr Tydfil1837 - 1934
Registration districtVaynor1934 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Breconshire is online.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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