Llantwit Fardre  Glamorgan


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

LANTWIT-VAIRDRE, or LLANTWIT-VAIRDRE, or LLANILLTYD-VAERDRE, a parish in Cardiff district, Glamorgan; on the river Taff, the Merthyr-Tydvil canal, and the Taff Vale railway, near Treforest r. station, 4½ miles W by S of Caerphilly. It contains the village and works of Treforest, which have a post-office under Pontypridd; and part of the village of Newbridge, which has a post-office under Newport, Monmouth. ...

Acres, 5,311. Real property, £14,642; of which £1,718 are in mines, £3,458 in iron-works, £20 in quarries, and £150 in railways. Pop. in 1801,405; in 1841,2,192; in 1861, 4,415. Houses, 883. The increase of pop. arose mainly from the erection of tin-works at Treforest, and from the opening of new collieries. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £100. Patron, the Vicar of Llantrisaint. The church was reported in 1859 as very bad. See Treforest and Pontypridd.

Llantwit Fardre through time

Llantwit Fardre 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 Llantwit Fardre itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

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