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Pontypool, Torfaen (Pont-y-pwl)

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Pontypool, Torfaen (Pont-y-pwl)

Pontypool is a town of approximately 36,000 people in the county borough of Torfaen, within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire in south Wales.
Administrative CountyTorfaen
Traditional CountyMonmouthshire
OS GridSO2800
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityGwent
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01495

Other names by which Pontypool, Torfaen (Pont-y-pwl) has been known in the past

Pontypool/Pont-y-pwl ~ Pont-y-pwl

Pontypool, Torfaen (Pont-y-pwl) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Pontypool, market town with ry. sta., Trevethin with Pontypool par., Monmouthshire, at the base of Mynydd Maen, on the right bank of the Afon Llwydd, 8½ miles N. of Newport, pop. 5244; P.O., T.O.; 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. Pontypool (Pont-ap-Hywel - Howells Bridge) owes its prosperity to its situation on the edge of the South Wales coal and iron basin. The greater portion of the population is employed in the ironworks and tinplate works. The iron trade is of very old date, but was developed chiefly in the beginning of the 18th century by the Hanburys of Pontypool Park. The mfr. of Pontypool Japan ware, introduced in the reign of Charles II., and once extensively carried on, has long been transferred to other places. Pontypool is an important railway centre.

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