Graig, Pontypridd

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Graig is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Location within Rhondda Cynon Taf
Population2,490 (2011 Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceST070894
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCF37
Dialling code01443
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
Rhondda Cynon Taf
51°35′56″N 3°20′40″W / 51.59882°N 3.34439°W / 51.59882; -3.34439Coordinates: 51°35′56″N 3°20′40″W / 51.59882°N 3.34439°W / 51.59882; -3.34439

Graig is a historic district of the town of Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales. It is also the name of an electoral ward for the town and county councils.

Graig was historically referred to as 'Rhiw' (hill). The area is closely associated with coal mining and consists largely of terraced housing. Notable collieries within the area include - Gelli-whion (Gelliwion) Colliery, Newbridge Colliery (1844), Pen-y-rhiw (Penrhiw) Colliery (c1870) and Pontypridd Maritime Collieries (1841). Graig today is also home to the Dewi Sant Hospital.

Electoral ward[edit]

Between 1976 and 1996 Graig was an electoral ward to Taff-Ely Borough Council, electing two district councillors.[2]

Graig subsequently became a ward to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, electing one county councillor.[3] It is also a ward for Pontypridd Town Council, electing two town councillors.[4]


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Taff-Ely Welsh District Council Election Results 1973-1991" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  3. ^ County Borough Council Elections 2017, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  4. ^ Graig Ward, Pontypridd Town Council website. Retrieved 1 April 2018.

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