St Fagan's Church, Trecynon
Trecynon shown within Rhondda Cynon Taf
|OS grid reference|
|Principal area||Rhondda Cynon Taf|
|Ceremonial county||Mid Glamorgan|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Cynon Valley|
|Welsh Assembly||Cynon Valley|
Background and History
Trecynon is home to Hen Dy Cwrdd Chapel the oldest Nonconformist chapel in the Cynon Valley. Hen Dy Cwrdd Chapel was founded in 1751 and rebuilt in 1862. No services are held at the chapel nowadays, but the building remains as a protected Grade II listed building.
The Robertstown Tramway Bridge, built in 1811 over the river Cynon, linking Trecynon and Robertstown, is the oldest of its kind in the world.
The Aberdare College campus site of Coleg Morgannwg is situated within the northern part of the village, on Cwmdare Road.
Aberdare Boys' Grammar School was opened in Trecynon in 1896 as 'Aberdare Intermediate School'. The school relocated to Cwmdare Road in 1964 and ceased to be a grammar school in 1978 when it became the new Aberdare Boys' Comprehensive School. Today it is called Aberdare High School.
Coliseum Theatre was opened on 17 September 1938.
St Fagan's Church is one of the oldest churches in the Aberdare district and was built in the 1850s when John Griffith was vicar of Aberdare.
- Gwyn Morgan (writer) - writer
- Mihangel Morgan - Welsh language writer and academic (born Michael Finch)
- Ieuan Rhys - Actor (born Ieuan Evans)
- Griffith Rhys Jones - was a Welsh conductor of the famous 'Côr Mawr'