Glyncynon  Glamorgan


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Glyncynon like this:

GLYN-CONNON, a hamlet in Llanwonno parish, Glamorgan; on the river Taf, and on the Cardiff canal, 6 miles S by W of Merthyr-Tydvil. It includes the villages of Home and Havoddryinog, and part of Newbridge; and has the Pont-Cynon aqueduct of the Cardiff canal over the river Taf. Real property, £7, 084; of which £36 are in quarries, £900 in mines, and £25 in iron-works. Pop., 415.

The location used here is in fact Pont Cynon, but "Glyn Cynon" or "Glyn Connon" seems in fact to refer generally to the area in the lower part of the Cynon valley which was the northern half of the ancient parish of Llanwonno: "In the mid-nineteenth century, the Parish of Llanwynno was composed of two hamlets, Glyncynon and Hafod Ddreiniog. Glyncynon hamlet extended from Mountain Ash to Glyncoch, covering the area from Mynydd Merthyr west to the Clydach in Ynysybwl. Hafod Ddreiniog extended westward from the Ffrwd to the Rhondda Fach, including Ynysybwl." (, accessed 1st Nov 2011; we would be grateful for similar information which includes sources, but this seems plausible). Additional information about this locality is available for Llanwynno

Glyncynon through time

Glyncynon is now part of Rhondda; Cynon; Taff district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rhondda; Cynon; Taff has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Glyncynon itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Glyncynon, in Rhondda; Cynon; Taff and Glamorgan | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th October 2019

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