Home

British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Rhondda,Cynon,Taff » Rhondda, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Rhondda, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff

Local area map loading...

Rhondda, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff

Rhondda, or the Rhondda Valley, is a former coal mining valley in Wales, formerly a local government district, consisting of 16 communities built around the River Rhondda. The valley is made up of two valleys, the larger Rhondda Fawr valley (mawr large) and the smaller Rhondda Fach valley (bach small). Both the singular term 'Rhondda Valley' and the plural 'Rhondda Valleys' are commonly used.
Administrative CountyRhondda,Cynon,Taff
Traditional CountyGlamorgan
OS GridSS9796
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthoritySouth Wales
 

Other names by which Rhondda, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff has been known in the past

Rhondda Valley ~ Rhonddu ~ Rhonddu Valley ~ Rhonddu Valley and Hirwain Junctionrailway ~ Ystrad Rhondda ~ Ystradyfodwg

Rhondda, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Rhondda, river, Glamorgan; rises under Craig-y-Llyn, and flows 14 m. SE. through the Rhondda Valley to the Taff at Pontypridd; Rhondda Valley has very fine scenery, and is rich in mineral wealth.

Your comments about Rhondda, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff

What do you know about Rhondda, Rhondda,Cynon,Taff? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus