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MERTHYR TYDFIL REGISTRATION DISTRICT

Table 1A: List of Places in Merthyr Tydfil Registration District (1837-1974)

Civil Parish

County

From

To

Comments

Aberdare

Glamorganshire

1837

1934

See Table 2, notes (b) and (g).

Gelligaer

Glamorganshire

1837

1934

See Table 2, note (e).

Llanfabon

Glamorganshire

1837

1863

See Table 2, note (a).

Llanwonno

Glamorganshire

1837

1863

See Table 2, note (a).

Llanwonno

Glamorganshire

1894

1895

That part which until 1894 formed part of the parish of Aberdare. See also Table 2, note (b).

Merthyr Tydfil

Glamorganshire

1837

1974

See Table 2, note (c).

Penderyn

Brecknockshire

1837

1934

See Table 2, note (d).

Rhigos

Glamorganshire

1837

1934

See Table 2, note (f).

Vaynor

Brecknockshire

1837

1934

See Table 2, note (d).

Ystradyfodwg

Glamorganshire

1837

1863

See Table 2, note (a).


Table 1B: List of Places in Merthyr Tydfil Registration District (from 1974)

All the areas in Merthyr Tydfil registration district became part of the county of Mid Glamorgan on 1.4.1974.

Community

County

From

To

Comments

Aber Valley

Mid Glamorgan

1985

1996

Created 1.4.1985. See also Table 2, note (o).

Bargoed

Mid Glamorgan

1985

1996

Created 1.4.1985. See also Table 2, note (o).

Bedlinog

Mid Glamorgan

1974

 

Created 1.4.1974 out of the parish of Gelligaer. See also Table 2, note (j).

Bedwas & Machen

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1985

Created 1.4.1974 from the parishes of Bedwas and Machen Upper. Renamed 30.10.1987 to become the community of Bedwas, Trethomas & Machen. See also Table 2, note (i).

Bedwas, Trethomas & Machen

Mid Glamorgan

1987

1996

Created 30.10.1987 by renaming the community of Bedwas & Machen. See also Table 2, note (o).

Caerphilly

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

Created 1.4.1974 out of the parishes of Eglwysilan and Llanfabon. See also Table 2, notes (j), (n) and (o).

Cyfarthfa

Mid Glamorgan

1983

 

Created 1.4.1983.

Darran Valley

Mid Glamorgan

1985

1996

Created 1.4.1985. See also Table 2, note (o).

Darren Valley

Mid Glamorgan

1985

1985

Created 1.4.1985. Renamed 18.6.1985 to become the community of Darran Valley.

Dowlais

Mid Glamorgan

1983

 

Created 1.4.1983.

Gelligaer

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

Created 1.4.1974 out of the parishes of Bedlinog and Gelligaer. See also Table 2, notes (j) and (o).

Gurnos

Mid Glamorgan

1983

 

Created 1.4.1983.

Llanbradrach

Mid Glamorgan

1985

1996

Created 1.4.1985. See also Table 2, note (o).

Llanfedw

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1985

Created 1.4.1974 by renaming the parish of Llanvedw. Abolished 1.4.1985. See also Table 2, note (j).

Maesycwmmer

Mid Glamorgan

1985

1996

Created 1.4.1985. See also Table 2, note (o).

Merthyr Tydfil

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1983

Abolished 1.4.1983. See also Table 2, note (l).

Merthyr Vale

Mid Glamorgan

1983

 

Created 1.4.1983.

Nelson

Mid Glamorgan

1985

1996

Created 1.4.1985. See also Table 2, note (o).

New Tredegar

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

Created 1.4.1974 out of the parish of Bedwellty. See also Table 2, notes (h) and (o).

Pant

Mid Glamorgan

1983

 

Created 1.4.1983.

Park

Mid Glamorgan

1983

 

Created 1.4.1983.

Penydarren

Mid Glamorgan

1983

 

Created 1.4.1983.

Penyrheol

Mid Glamorgan

1985

1989

Created 1.4.1985. Renamed 16.5.1989 to become the community of Penyrheol, Trecenydd & Energlyn.

Penyrheol, Trecenydd & Energlyn

Mid Glamorgan

1985

1996

Created 16.5.1989 by renaming the community of Penyrheol. See also Table 2, note (o).

Rhydygwern

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1985

Created 1.4.1974 by renaming the parish of Rhyd y Gwern. Abolished 1.4.1985. See also Table 2, note (j).

Rhymney

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

See Table 2, notes (h) and (o).

Rudry

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

See Table 2, notes (j) and (o).

Town

Mid Glamorgan

1983

 

Created 1.4.1983.

Treharris

Mid Glamorgan

1983

 

Created 1.4.1983.

Troed y Rhiw

Mid Glamorgan

1983

 

Created 1.4.1983.

Van

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

See Table 2, notes (j) and (o).

Vaynor

Mid Glamorgan

1974

 

See Table 2, notes (k), (m) and (p).


Table 2: Boundary Changes affecting Merthyr Tydfil Registration District

Date of Change

Note

Description of Change

Population transferred

18.7.1863

(a)

Lost the parishes of Llanfabon, Llanwonno, and Ystradyfodwg, to Pontypridd registration district.

14097 in 1861

1.6.1895

(b)

Lost the part in the parish of Llanwonno (which until 1894 formed part of the parish of Aberdare) to Pontypridd registration district.

2486 in 1891

(c)

Gained part of the parish of Merthyr Tydfil (which until 1894 formed part of the parish of Llanfabon) from Pontybpridd registration district.

924 in 1891

1.10.1934

(d)

Lost the parishes of Penderyn and Vaynor to Vaynor registration district.

5021 in 1931

1.1.1935

(e)

Lost the parish of Gelligaer to East Glamorgan registration district.

41043 in 1931

(f)

Lost the parish of Rhigos to Neath registration district.

1455 in 1931

(g)

Lost the parish of Aberdare to Pontypridd registration district.

48746 in 1931

1.4.1974

(h)

Gained the communities of New Tredegar and Rhymney, from Bedwellty registration district.

17073 in 1971

(i)

Gained the community of Bedwas & Machen from Caerleon registration district.

12532 in 1971

(j)

Gained the communities of Bedlinog, Caerphilly, Gelligaer, Llanfedw, Rhydygwern, Rudry, and Van, from East Glamorgan registration district.

76591 in 1971

(k)

Gained the community of Vaynor from Vaynor registration district.

3637 in 1971

1.4.1982

(l)

Lost part of the community of Merthyr Tydfil (which became part of the community of Abercynon on 1.4.1982) to Pontypridd registration district

 

(m)

Gained part of the community of Vaynor (which until 1.4.1982 formed part of the community of Penderyn) from Pontypridd registration district

 

1.4.1985

(n)

Gained part of the community of Caerphilly (which until 1.4.1985 formed part of the community of Pontypridd) from Pontypridd registration district.

 

1.4.1996

(o)

Lost the communities of Aber Valley, Bargoed; Bedwas, Trethomas & Machen; Caerphilly, Darran Valley, Gelligaer, Llanbradrach, Maesycwmmer, Nelson, New Tredegar, Penyrheol, Trecenydd & Energlyn; Rhymney, Rudry, and Van, to CAERPHILLY registration district.

 

1.6.2009

(p)

Gained part of the community of Vaynor (which until 1.6.2009 formed part of the community of Talybont on Usk) from Powys registration district.

 


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