Place:Dowlais, Glamorgan, Wales

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.759°N 3.342°W
Located inGlamorgan, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inMid Glamorgan, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Merthyr Tydfil (principal area), Wales     (1996 - )
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Dowlais is a village and community (or civil parish) of the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil, in Wales. At the 2011 census it had a population of 6,926, reducing to 4,270 at the 2011 UK census having excluded the settlement of Pant. Dowlais is notable within Wales and Britain for its historic association with ironworking; once employing, through the Dowlais Iron Company, roughly 5,000 people, the works being the largest in the world.

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