Brynna

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Brynna
Brynna church.jpg
Brynna is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Brynna
Brynna
Brynna shown within Rhondda Cynon Taf
Population 3,818 (2011)[1]
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Pontyclun
Postcode district CF72
Dialling code 01443
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Rhondda Cynon Taf
51°32′N 3°26′W / 51.53°N 3.43°W / 51.53; -3.43Coordinates: 51°32′N 3°26′W / 51.53°N 3.43°W / 51.53; -3.43

Brynna (Welsh: Brynnau) is a small village situated between Pencoed and Llanharan. It is located at the point where the borders of two Welsh county borough's, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Bridgend, meet.

Due to Brynna's proximity to the M4 motorway as well as both Pencoed and Llanharan railway stations, it offers residents easy access to most of South Wales.

Brynna was originally called Brynna Gwynion but church records show that it was later shortened to Brynna from 1897 onwards.[2]

Education[edit]

Brynna is home to one primary school, Brynnau Primary School[3] and is a feeder school for nearby Pencoed Comprehensive School. Welsh language provision is catered by Ysgol Gynradd Dolau in nearby Llanharan.

Opening in 1904 Brynnau Primary School celebrated its centenary year in 2004 with a number of events taking part in the village.[2]

Social Life[edit]

Social life in Brynna focuses around the last remaining pub in the village, The Mountain Hare. A previous pub the Eagle Inn is now closed. Brynna FC is the local football (soccer) team and it currently plays in the South Wales Bridgend premier division.[4]

Amenities[edit]

Brynna Woods and Llanharan Marsh have recently (2010) been taken over by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and work is in progress to improve access for local people to enjoy this outstanding area for wildlife.

2013 will see major work by the Wildlife Trust to improve the habitat of Llanharan Marsh which is one of the few types of 'Valley Mire' habitats in Rhondda Cynon Taff. Fencing and subsequent grazing by local Welsh black cattle will help to bring back some of the natural flora and fauna that were previously there.

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