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Nantyglo, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Nantyglo, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Aberystruth parish, Monmouthshire. The village stands at the liead of Ebbw-fach vale, amid a wild tract of upland country, lialf a mile S of the boundary with Brecknockshire, and 4 miles E of Tredegar; was a seat of extensive ironworks, and has a station on the G.W.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) Tinworks and collieries in the neighbourhood give employment to the inhabitants. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1844. Population, 4362. For parish council purposes Nantyglo is a ward in the Bedwallty union, and returns three guardians. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £300 with residence. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church, built in 1854, is a modern building. There are a mission room. and Calvinistic Methodist, Baptist, and Wesleyan chapels. Nantyglo and Blaina are united to form an urban district council consisting of twelve members.

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


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CountyBlaenau Gwent
Postal districtNP23
Post TownEbbw Vale