Place:Brynmawr, Breconshire, Wales

Alt namesBrynmawrsource: from redirect
Bryn Mawrsource: alternate spelling
Bryn-mawrsource: alternate spelling
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.796°N 3.183°W
Located inBreconshire, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inGwent, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Blaenau Gwent, Wales     (1996 - )
See alsoBlaenau Gwent, Gwent, Walesdistrict municipality in which it was located 1974-1996
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Brynmawr (pronounced brin-MOWR, Welsh: [brɨnˈmaur], sometimes hyphenated to Bryn-mawr) is a market town now in Blaenau Gwent, in the southern part of Wales. The town, sometimes cited as the highest town in Wales, is situated at 1,250 to 1,500 feet above sea level and is at the head of the South Wales Valleys. It grew with the development of the coal mining and iron industries in the early 19th century. Until the reorganisation of local authorities in 1974, Brynmawr was located within the county of Breconshire or Brecknockshire.

According to the UK census of 2011 Brynmawr had a population of 5,530.


the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Prior to the Industrial Revolution Brynmawr was a small village settlement called Gwaun Helygen (Cors Helygen in Modern Welsh, meaning "marsh of the willow" in English), and lay in the former county of Breconshire or Brecknockshire. With the expansion of the Nantyglo Ironworks in the early 19th century, housing was required for the workers and Brynmawr turned into a prosperous town. (Source: Wikipedia])

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