Cefn  Glamorgan


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

CEFN, a hamlet in Gelligaer parish, Glamorgan; 6½ miles N of Caerphilly. Real property, £9,719; of which £7,191 are in mines. Pop., 659. Houses, 120.

The location is where the name "Cefn Hengoed" appears on the modern 1:25,000 map. "Cefn Gelligaer" is the name of an area of common north of Gelligaer, but is too far north to fit the distance from Caerphilly given by the descriptive gazetteers.

Cefn through time

Cefn is now part of Caerphilly district. Click here for graphs and data of how Caerphilly has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cefn itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cefn, in Caerphilly and Glamorgan | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th May 2022

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