- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Llwynypia (Welsh: Llwyn-y-pïa) is a village and community (or civil parish) in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, near Tonypandy in the Rhondda Fawr Valley. The population was 2,253 in the UK census of 2011.
Before 1850 a lightly populated rural farming area, Llwynypia experienced a population boom between 1860 and 1920 with the sinking of several coal mines after the discovery of large coal deposits throughout the Rhondda Valleys.
The Welsh name means "the grove of the Magpie" or "Magpie's Bush" and was taken from the name of a farm that once existed in the area.
- GENUKI on Glamorgan Lots of leads to other sources and descriptions of former parishes.
- The FamilySearch Wiki on Glamorgan has recently been updated (early 2016) and looks remarkably like Wikipedia. Their map "Glamorgan Parish Map.jpg" enlarges to show all the original parishes. The sub-section "Parishes of Historic Glamorgan" lists all the parishes of Glamorgan and the newer preserved counties and principal areas in both English and Welsh. (Currently this website is still under construction.)
- Rhondda Cynon Taf Library Service provides an historical description of a number of towns and villages in its principal area
The first three maps are provided by A Vision of Britain through Time
These maps were found on Wikimedia Commons
These maps of Glamorgan post-1974 were found on another site and are very useful for sorting out the up-to-date geography of the area