Old Cwmbrân

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Old Cwmbrân (Welsh: Hen Gwmbrân; also known as Cwmbrân Village) is an area of Cwmbrân, Torfaen in Wales, within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire.[1]

Original village[edit]

Old Cwmbrân was the village which gave the 1950s New Town of Cwmbrân its name, the New Town being an amalgamation of the villages of Pontnewydd, Llanyrafon, Croesyceiliog and (Old) Cwmbrân.[2][3][4]

Village amenities[edit]

Despite being part of the much larger Cwmbrân conurbation, Old Cwmbrân retains many of the amenities of an independent village. The main high street has numerous shops and public houses. The area boasts a large Anglican church and a Roman Catholic church as well as a health centre and small supermarket known as WHAT! Old Cwmbrân has become the home of Torfaen's first licensed sexshop.

Geographically, Old Cwmbrân all but merged with adjacent Southville, Llantarnam and Cwmbran Centre. The shopping centre five minutes walk from the central village area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newspaper reference". Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "old cwmbran". Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Description of a town". Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Cwmbran". Retrieved 9 February 2016. 

Coordinates: 51°38′47″N 3°01′32″W / 51.6465°N 3.0255°W / 51.6465; -3.0255