Pontlottyn

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Pontlottyn
Pontlottyn and Class 47.jpg
Pontlottyn, with the railway viaduct visible in the background
Population 1,924 (2011.ward)[1]
OS grid reference SO107058
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Bargoed
Postcode district CF81
Dialling code 01685
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Caerphilly

Pontlottyn (Welsh: Pontlotyn) is a village located in the county borough of Caerphilly, within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan, Wales. It is sited just to the south of Rhymney, and to the west of the Rhymney River.

History[edit]

Pontlottyn, initially part of Lower Rhymney, was born and grew from the enterprise of the coal and ironmasters and as many as thirty-one pits and levels existed between these two villages before 1835. This industrialisation brought a huge increase in population with rural Welsh workers and particularly Irish immigrants flowing in, attracted by the promise of rich earnings from the growing iron industry.

It was well known for its neighbouring collieries, which employed nearly the entire local population in the early 20th century.

Edward Thomas Chapman, a miner who won the Victoria Cross during World War II, was born at Pontlottyn in January 1920.

Facilities[edit]

Pontlottyn has a chemist, doctor surgery, post office, 4 fast food establishments, general shops (serving convenience and specialist goods), local cafes, 2 hairdressers, and 3 pubs with some serving food.

The village is served by Pontlottyn railway station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Rhymney Valley
  • Evans, Marion, (1994), A Portrait of Rhymney with cameos of Pontlottyn, Tafarnaubach, Princetown, Abertysswg and Fochriw, volume 1. Old Bakehouse Publications. ISBN 1-874538-40-9.
  • Evans, Marion, (1995), A Portrait of Rhymney with cameos of Pontlottyn, Tafarnaubach, Princetown, Abertysswg and Fochriw, volume 2. Old Bakehouse Publications. ISBN 978-1-874538-70-7.
  • Evans, Marion, (1996), A Portrait of Rhymney with cameos of Pontlottyn, Tafarnaubach, Princetown, Abertysswg and Fochriw, volume 3. Old Bakehouse Publications. ISBN 1-874538-41-7.
  • Evans, Marion, (1998), A Portrait of Rhymney with cameos of Pontlottyn, Tafarnaubach, Princetown, Abertysswg and Fochriw, volume 4. Old Bakehouse Publications. ISBN 1-874538-02-6.
  • Evans, Marion, (2009), A Portrait of Rhymney with cameos of Pontlottyn, Tafarnaubach, Princetown, Abertysswg and Fochriw, volume 5. Old Bakehouse Publications. ISBN 978-1-905967-20-9.

Coordinates: 51°44′N 3°18′W / 51.733°N 3.300°W / 51.733; -3.300