Pontsionnorton

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Pontsionnorton
Cilfynydd from footbridge over the A470.jpg
Pontsionnorton is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Pontsionnorton
Pontsionnorton
Pontsionnorton shown within Rhondda Cynon Taf
OS grid reference ST083912
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PONTYPRIDD
Postcode district CF37
Dialling code 01443
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
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UK
Wales
Rhondda Cynon Taf
51°36′59″N 3°19′38″W / 51.61652°N 3.32722°W / 51.61652; -3.32722Coordinates: 51°36′59″N 3°19′38″W / 51.61652°N 3.32722°W / 51.61652; -3.32722

Pontsionnorton (Pont Sion Norton), Welsh for (John) Norton's Bridge, is so named because of a small bridge over the Glamorganshire Canal at this point.[1] The village/district falls within the electoral ward of Cilfynydd of the larger town and community of Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales, and overlooks the A470 as it travells towards Abercynon. The village falls within the historic parish of Eglwysilan[2] is bounded by Cilfynydd, Coedpenmaen, Trallwn and Glyncoch, and was once location of Bodwenarth Colliery, located in Bodwenarth Woods close to the main school - Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pont Sion Norton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1st edn County Series 1:2500 OS Plans; Glamorganshire (1875): Grid Ref ST08 "Pont Shon Norton"
  2. ^ http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/GLA/Eglwysilan/PontSionNorton/

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