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Beddau Square
Location: 51°33’22"N, 3°21’28"W
Population: 4,156  (2011[1])
Post town: Pontypridd
Postcode: CF38
Dialling code: 01443
Local Government
Council: Rhondda Cynon Taf

Beddau is a large former mining village in Glamorgan[2] around a mile and a half from Llantrisant and four miles from the larger town of Pontypridd. The south of the village is known as Tynant. It is the more traditional part of the village and has large former council housing estates. The northern section of the village has more private housing estates and a smaller amount of former council housing.


Beddau is notable for its exported rugby union talent, such as Neil Jenkins, Michael Owen and Gethin Jenkins who had attended Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive.

Beddau fields a rugby union team, Beddau RFC, as well as its own football team, Cwm Welfare AFC.


Beddau is served by bus services to Llantrisant, Cardiff and Pontypridd.

A station, Beddau Halt railway station on the Llantrisant and Taff Vale Junction Railway existed until 1964 quite some way south of the village. A private railway siding from the Treferig branch of the Llantrisant and Taff Vale Junction Railway to coal workings extended to the village existed for a time. Extensive sidings and rail traffic served Cwm Colliery and coking works until 1984 when the line to junction at Pontyclun station was closed and mothballed. Efforts are being made to reopen this line to passenger traffic.

Notable residents

  • Actor Adrian Lewis Morgan, who is best known for his role of Dr Jimmi Clay in the BBC soap opera, Doctors, was born in Beddau.


  • Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6. 


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