Aberbeeg

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Coordinates: 51°42′32″N 3°08′25″W / 51.708890°N 3.140396°W / 51.708890; -3.140396

Aberbeeg
Welsh: Aber-bîg
Aberbeeg in 2008.jpg
Aberbeeg is located in Blaenau Gwent
Aberbeeg
Aberbeeg
 Aberbeeg shown within Blaenau Gwent
OS grid reference SO213017
Principal area Blaenau Gwent
Ceremonial county Gwent
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ABERTILLERY
Postcode district NP13
Dialling code 01495
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Blaenau Gwent
List of places
UK
Wales
Blaenau Gwent

The small village of Aberbeeg (from Welsh Aber-bîg, meaning "mouth of the river Bîg") lies in the county borough of Blaenau Gwent in Wales, within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire. It is part of the community of Llanhilleth.

Nearby are the villages of Llanhilleth and Six Bells, where the former colliery allowed the whole community to thrive as part of the South Wales coalfield community.

St Illtyd's church

Today, one of the most prominent sights in Aberbeeg area is the grade II* listed St. Illtyd's parish church, which is thought to have been built in the late 5th century, and underwent extensive renovation over the last 200 years. After closing in 1962, the church was privately acquired in 1984. It has now returned to public ownership and is now open to visitors. The friends of St. Illtyd [1] help Blaenau Gwent [2] look after the building.

Aberbeeg railway station closed in 30 April 1962. The Ebbw Valley Railway re-opened in February 2008. A bus service between Aberbeeg and Llanhilleth, the nearest railway station on the line, runs every hour.

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