Brithdir, Caerphilly

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Brithdir, Caerphilly
Herbert Street, Brithdir in 2008.jpg
Herbert Street, Brithdir
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Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
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Brithdir is a small village in the northern part of the Rhymney Valley near New Tredegar, in the county borough of Caerphilly, south Wales, and within the historic boundaries of Glamorgan.

It was formed in the early twentieth century to provide housing for men working at the local coal mines including Elliot's colliery.

Centuries before Brithdir was constructed a stone was erected on the mountain top above the village to mark the burial place of Tegernacus, son of Martius. The stone, believed to have been placed in the 7th century, was originally in a field north west of Capel Brithdir. However, in 1922 the Tegernacus Stone was moved to the National Museum Cardiff where it remains on display.

The village is served by Brithdir railway station.

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Coordinates: 51°42′35″N 3°13′41″W / 51.7098°N 3.2281°W / 51.7098; -3.2281