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Neath, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-Nedd)

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Neath, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-Nedd)

Administrative CountyNeath Port Talbot
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS7497
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthoritySouth Wales

Other names by which Neath, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-Nedd) has been known in the past

Neath/Castell-Nedd ~ Castell-Nedd ~ Neath Canal ~ Neath Lower Middle and Upper ~ Neath Railway Vale Of ~ Neath The ~ Neth ~ Nidum ~ The Neath

Neath, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-Nedd) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Neath.-- parl. and mun. bor., market town, par., and river port, Glamorgan, on river Neath or N&ecdd, 8 miles NE. of Swansea and 208 from London by rail-par., 1161 ac., pop. 10,347; parl. bor., 1629 ac., pop. 11,216; mun. bor., 1486 ac., pop. 16,409: 3 Banks. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. Neath is generally supposed to be the Nidum of Antoninus. Near the town are the ruins of a castle burnt in 1231; and about a mile SW. are the remains of the Cistercian abbey (founded 1130) which Leland refers to as the "fairest abbey in Wales." To the great mineral wealth of the surrounding country Neath is indebted for its prosperity. Copper smelting works, tinplate works, and chemical works, give employment to the majority of the inhabitants. Large exports are made of the local mineral products. Neath is one of the Swansea District of Parliamentary Boroughs, which returns 1 member to Parliament.

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