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Brithdir is a small village in the northern part of the Rhymney Valley near New Tredegar, in the county borough of Caerphilly, south Wales, and within the historic boundaries of Glamorgan. It was formed in the early twentieth century to provide housing for men working at the local coal mines including Elliot's colliery. Centuries before Brithdir was constructed a stone was erected on the mountain top above the village to mark the burial place of Tegernacus, son of Martius.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Brithdir, Caerphilly in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Brithdir.-- hamlet, Gelligaer par., on E. border of Glamorgan, 8 miles SE. of Merthyr-Tydfil; collieries and iron-works are in vicinity.
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