Quakers Yard

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Quakers Yard
Welsh: Mynwent y Crynwyr
Quakers Yard.jpg
Quakers Yard is located in Merthyr Tydfil
Quakers Yard
Quakers Yard
 Quakers Yard shown within Merthyr Tydfil
OS grid reference ST093965
Community Treharris
Principal area Merthyr Tydfil
Ceremonial county Mid Glamorgan
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Merthyr Tydfil
Postcode district CF46
Dialling code 01443
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Welsh Assembly Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
List of places
UK
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Merthyr Tydfil

Coordinates: 51°39′37″N 3°18′41″W / 51.6603°N 3.3113°W / 51.6603; -3.3113

Quakers Yard (Welsh: Mynwent y Crynwyr) is a village in the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough, situated where the Taff Bargoed Valley joins the Taff Valley. Quakers Yard is part of the community of Treharris.

History[edit]

Ysgol Rhyd Y Grug

The early place name for the district was 'Rhyd y Grug' or 'The Ford of the Rustling Waters'. This ford was a simple and easy crossing place of the nearby River Taff, close to its junction with the smaller Taff Bargoed river. The ford was replaced in later years by the narrow stone bridge over the River Taff. Quakers Yard railway station opened in 1858.

During the early 17th century those who 'dissented' from the King's Religion were persecuted. This often took the form of imprisonment, or death. By about 1650 a 'dissenting group' of Baptists, independents and Quakers were worshipping at nearby Berthlwyd Farm, Pentwyn (Top of the Hill). The Quakers in turn, soon broke away to establish their own separate community. In the year 1667, these Quakers opened their own Quaker burial ground. It was on a piece of land on the Pantannas Estate and was owned by Mary Chapman. In her will of 1700, she left the burial ground to the Quakers.

Notable people[edit]

One of the most famous British boxers of all time, Jimmy Wilde (1892–1969) was born at Pentwyn Deintyr, Quakers Yard. Known as 'The ghost with the Hammer in his hand', he fought 864 contests and lost on 4 occasions only. He was Flyweight Champion of the World (Universal) from 1916 to 1921.

Schools[edit]

Ysgol Gymraeg Gynradd Rhyd y Grug

Unfortunately this Welsh primary school has relocated to Aberfan. It has been demolished.

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