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Bedwellty was a parish and urban district in Monmouthshire, South Wales, until 1974. The original ancient parish was very large, including most of the upper Ebbw and Sirhowy valleys. A number of coal mining communities grew up in the parish, and in the 19th century these became separate local government units. On 19 June 1874, Ebbw Vale, Rhymney and Tredegar local boards of health and local government districts were formed, each including parts of the civil parish.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Bedwellty, Caerphilly has been known in the past
Bedwelty ~ Bydwelty
Bedwellty, Caerphilly in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Bedwelty, par. and vil. with ry. sta. (Bedwelty Pits), W. Monmouthshire, 7 miles SW. of Pontypool, 16,244 ac., pop. 37,168; has extensive coal mines and iron-works.
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