Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taf

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

Siloam Chapel
Penderyn is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf
 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
Rhondda Cynon Taf

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 named settlement on that road in the county of Rhondda Cynon Taf before the border with Brecknockshire and the start of the Brecon Beacons. 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).


Penderyn [1] contains two Welsh words:

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


Until 1974 it was in Breconshire, the name derived 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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