Cymmer, Rhondda

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Grid reference: ST0290
Location: 51°36’54"N, 3°23’49"W
Population: 4,807  (2011[1])
Post town: Porth
Postcode: CF39
Dialling code: 01443
Local Government

Cymmer is a village in the Rhondda Valley of Glamorgan. The area has historically been considered a district of the village of Porth, though prior to the establishment of Porth as the main urban settlement in the area, the position of both communities were largely reversed, Cymmer being so named because of being located at the 'confluence' of the Rhondda Fawr and Rhondda Fach river valleys. Cymmer comprises the sub districts of Glynfach and Britannia. Neighbouring settlements are Trebanog and Llwyncelyn. For civil purposes Cymmer comprises the villages of Trehafod, Trebanog, Britannia, Glynfach and Cymmer itself.

Several collieries were sunk in the vicinity of Cymmer, namely Cymmer Colliery (Old No. 1 Pit) (1847), Glynfach Colliery (1851), New Cymmer Colliery (1855), Upper Cymmer Colliery (1851) and Ty-Newydd Colliery (1852), as well as several other collieries of Porth and Trehafod. It was the site of an 1856 mining accident in which 114 were killed.


There are four pubs: The Colliers, The Rhondda Hotel, the Cymmer Club and the Pioneer Club as well as various youth clubs.


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