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Dinas Rhondda

Dinas
Dinas is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Dinas
Dinas
 Dinas shown within Rhondda Cynon Taf
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Principal area Rhondda Cynon Taf
Ceremonial county Mid Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TONYPANDY / PORTH
Postcode district CF40 / CF39
Dialling code 01443
Police South Wales
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EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Rhondda
Welsh Assembly Rhondda
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Rhondda Cynon Taf

Dinas is a Penygraig, Trealaw, Cymmer and Porth. The word dinas in Modern Welsh means "city", but here (as in Old and Middle Welsh more generally) it means "hill fort".

Dinas is the site of Dinas Lower (Dinas Isaf/Dinas Ishaf) Colliery, sunk by Walter Coffin in 1812 as the first deep coal mine in the Rhondda valley. This was later followed by the sinking of the Dinas Middle Colliery in 1832 along the southern banks of the river Rhondda Fawr, opposite Dinas Rhondda railway station. From here coal was carried by trams via Porth, Cymmer, and Trehafod to Pontypridd, where it was conveyed by canal to Cardiff. By 1893 production had ceased in both collieries.

In 1841 the 4-mile long Rhondda branch line of the Taff Vale Railway was opened between Pontypridd and Dinas, eventually to be extended as far as Treherbert by 1856. Dinas was also home to the first Methodist Chapel established in the Rhondda, the Ebenezer having been built around 1830.

External links

  • Welsh Coal Mines - research the pit history of local pits


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