World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Ystrad Rhondda

Article Id: WHEBN0003568381
Reproduction Date:

Title: Ystrad Rhondda  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Ernest Zobole, Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda, River Rhondda, Rhondda, Trebanog
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Ystrad Rhondda

Ystrad
Ystrad is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Ystrad
 Ystrad shown within Rhondda Cynon Taf
Population 6,320 [1]
OS grid reference
Principal area Rhondda Cynon Taf
Ceremonial county Mid Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PENTRE
Postcode district CF41
Dialling code 01443
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Rhondda
Welsh Assembly Rhondda
List of places
UK
Wales
Rhondda Cynon Taf

Ystrad (also known as Ystrad Rhondda or Ystrad-Rhondda) is a community and village in the Rhondda Fawr valley, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. As a community and ward Ystrad contains the neighbouring district of Gelli. Ystrad is a former coal mining village which was once housed the most profitable collieries belonging to the Cory brothers.

Ystrad is long and narrow, a main road where most amenities can be found, and a series of smaller residential streets lined with the terraces associated with the area. The majority of housing stock is the classic South Wales valleys terrace with infills of new build.

The Rhondda Fawr River runs through the village, separating it from Gelli on the southern bank.

Like most former coal mining communities in the South Wales Coalfield, Ystrad is remarkably self-contained. There is a very strong community in Ystrad Rhondda - a common feature of these mining towns. The Ystrad Rhondda railway station is on the Rhondda Line.

Contents

  • Religion 1
  • Sport and leisure 2
  • Residents of note 3
  • External links 4
  • References 5

Religion

The oldest Baptist chapel in the Rhondda, and originally known as Ynysfach Chapel, Nebo was located at Ystrad.[2] It was demolished in the early 1980s.

Sport and leisure

Ystrad is home to rugby union team Ystrad Rhondda RFC, a Welsh Rugby Union affiliated team who play in the 2nd tier of the Welsh rugby leagues. It is also the location of the Rhondda Sports Centre.

Residents of note

External links

  • Slaters Commercial Directory: Treherbert and Ystrad-Rhondda
  • www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Ystrad and surrounding area
  • Welsh Coal Mines website - check out the histories of the local pits

References

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics: 2001 Includes the population of Gelli
  2. ^ "Pillars of Faith website". Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.