Trevethin

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Trevethin
Welsh: Trefddyn
St Cadoc's Church, Trevethin - geograph.org.uk - 399101.jpg
St Cadoc's Church
Trevethin is located in Torfaen
Trevethin
Trevethin
 Trevethin shown within Torfaen
Area  4.98 km2 (1.92 sq mi) [1]
Population 5,147 [2]
   – density  1,034/km2 (2,680/sq mi)
OS grid reference SO 282 022
Community Trevethin
Principal area Torfaen
Ceremonial county Gwent
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PONTYPOOL
Postcode district NP4
Dialling code 01495
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Torfaen
Welsh Assembly Torfaen
List of places
UK
Wales
Torfaen

Coordinates: 51°42′48″N 3°02′22″W / 51.713333°N 3.039444°W / 51.713333; -3.039444

Trevethin (Welsh: Trefddyn) is a suburb of Pontypool in Torfaen, Wales, a community in Torfaen, and includes two electoral wards (Trevethin and St Cadocs and Penygarn) for Torfaen County Borough Council.

History and amenities[edit]

It is a modern suburb, built around a small village in the 1960s and '70s and is all but merged with nearby Penygarn. In 2005 it was announced that the district's local school, Trevethin Community School, was to close. Pupils were moved to Abersychan comprehensive school and West Monmouth School. The school buildings have now been demolished. Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw is a Welsh-medium education secondary school located in Trevethin.

Trevethin is situated in Pontypool and is on the southernmost point of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Near to Trevethin are various famous landmarks including the Folly Tower and Shell Grotto both of which were originally built by the Hanbury family during the 18th century.

Trevethin has been awarded Communities First status and has a strong partnership board.

Football club[edit]

Trevethin have a football team, who play in Division Two of the Gwent Central League. They play their home games at top pitch[clarification needed] in Trevethin.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Census:Quick Statistics:Population Density for Trevethin". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 Nov 2013. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census:Key Statistics:Key Figures for Trevethin (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 Nov 2013.