Cymmer, Afan Valley

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Grid reference: SS860961
Location: 51°39’-0"N, 3°39’-0"W
Population: 2,825  (2011[1])
Post town: Port Talbot
Postcode: SA13
Dialling code: 01639
Local Government
Council: Neath Port Talbot

Cymmer is a small village in the Afan Valley of Glamorgan near the confluence of the River Afan and the River Corrwg. In 2001, Cymmer had a population of 2,883.[2]

Cymmer can also be spelled "Cymer" with the omission of one "m". Both spellings are considered correct, however. The spelling variance is explained by "Cymmer" being the English-language version, and "Cymer" the Welsh language one. The word "Cymmer" translates from Welsh into English as "joining place of two rivers", and it is here that the Afon Corrwg and the Afon Afan meet, to flow onward as the River Afan until entering the sea at Port Talbot.


Local public houses include The Refreshment Rooms (the preserved Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway station) and a working men's club called The Coronation Club. Local amenities include a library, a community swimming pool, a sports hall, primary school and secondary schools, a police station and fire station. There is also an exhibition on the history of the area held near the petrol filling station. The exhibition is owned and maintained by a local newsagent.[3]


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