Historic Troedyrhiw

The Historic Wales website is well worth a visit. This can be viewed at http://historicwales.gov.uk/#zoom=0&lat=300000&lon=258000&layers=BFFFFFTFFTTT  It is a map enabled portal which provides information about the historic environment. The image shows a screen shot of available data relating to the Troedyrhiw area. Clicking on the  data points reveals where many interesting features are or were located (the ‘Saron Chapel’ box is one example). These include buildings, deep coal mines (Castle and South Duffryn pits), numerous coal workings or levels, quarries, tramways, inclines, trackways, prehistoric cairns and earth banks etc. Interestingly, there are only three  buildings in Troedyrhiw that enjoy the protection afforded by ‘listed’ status. these are:-

  • Troed-y-rhiw War Memorial
  • A corbelled pigsty at Penddeugae Fach farm
  • St John’s Church

About davidjcollier

Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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