Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taf

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Penderyn
Penderynsiloam3.jpg
Siloam Chapel
Penderyn is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Penderyn
Penderyn
 Penderyn shown within Rhondda Cynon Taf
OS grid reference SN945085
Principal area Rhondda Cynon Taf
Ceremonial county Mid Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ABERDARE
Postcode district CF44
Dialling code 01685
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Cynon Valley
Welsh Assembly Cynon Valley
List of places
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Wales
Rhondda Cynon Taf

Coordinates: 51°45′55″N 3°31′49″W / 51.765207°N 3.530182°W / 51.765207; -3.530182

Penderyn is a rural village in Cynon Valley, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is located near Hirwaun, and for postal purposes it comes under the town of Aberdare in the Cynon Valley in the county of Rhondda Cynon Taf in Wales.

It lies on the A4059 road between Hirwaun and Brecon and is the last settlement on that road in the county of Rhondda Cynon Taf before the border with Powys to the north. The village sits just within the southern boundary of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The River Cynon passes through the area.

It is the home of Penderyn Whisky, produced by the Penderyn Distillery (formerly the Welsh Whisky Company (Y Cwmni Wisgi Cymreig)). The award winning[1] single malt whisky is the only whisky distilled in Wales, launched in 2004 after an absence of whisky distilling in Wales for more than 100 years.

Within the village, there are two chapels (Siloam Chapel and Soar Chapel) and one church (St Cynog's Church).

Etymology[edit]

Penderyn [1] contains two Welsh words:

- Pen, meaning Head (of)
- and 'deryn',an abbreviation of "aderyn", Welsh for bird

History[edit]

Until the county's inclusion in Powys in 1974 the village lay in the traditional county of Breconshire, the name of which derives from the ancient Welsh kingdom of Brycheiniog. Famous inhabitants of the village include David Wynne but the famous working-class hero Dic Penderyn who was involved in the Merthyr Rising of 1831 was not from this parish but from Aberafan.

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