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Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil

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Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil

Dowlais is a village and community of the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil, in Wales. As of 2001, it has a population of 6646. The name is derived from the Welsh du meaning 'black' and glais meaning 'stream'. 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.
Post townMerthyr Tydfil
Administrative CountyMerthyr Tydfil
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSO0707
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01685 38
Population6,646 (2001)

Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dowlais, dist. and ry. sta., forming a NE. part of Merthyr Tydfil bor., Glamorgan, 184 miles NW. of London, pop. 16,476; 1 Bank; has large ironworks; Dowlais Top, ry. sta., is 2 miles NE. of Dowlais sta.

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