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Resolven is located in Neath Port Talbot
Location within Neath Port Talbot
Population2,316 [1]
OS grid referenceSN828025
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEATH
Postcode districtSA11
Dialling code01639
PoliceSouth Wales
FireMid and West Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
Neath Port Talbot
51°42′36″N 3°41′46″W / 51.710°N 3.696°W / 51.710; -3.696Coordinates: 51°42′36″N 3°41′46″W / 51.710°N 3.696°W / 51.710; -3.696

Resolven (Welsh: Resolfen) is a small village and community in Neath Port Talbot county borough, Wales. It is located in the Vale of Neath.


The village is situated in the Vale of Neath, 8 miles (13 km) north east of the town of Neath, next to the A465 Heads of Valleys Road, and is the main settlement in the community of Resolven. Together with the community of Clyne and Melincourt, the village makes up the Resolven electoral ward.

History and amenities[edit]

In the immediate surrounding areas there are a number of industrial sites, which have become somewhat run down during the 1980s and 1990s. The popular Rheola indoor market was located near the village on the site of an old industrial factory, but has since moved from Rheola and now resides in the old TRW Steering Systems building. The vacated site has plans to restore Rheola House and its estate buildings, and establish leisure and tourism facilities.[2]

The larger surrounding area has much attractive countryside and a substantial wind farm above the village at Ffynnon Oer.

Resolven has played host to one of the best known stages of the Wales Rally GB for many years.

Resolven is host to Welsh Rugby Union affiliated team Resolven RFC.

Resolven is also host to Football Association Wales affiliated team Resolven AfC.

The Neath and Tennant Canal has been restored and now has over four miles of walkable towpath between Resolven and Glynneath. The Vale of Neath Railway is still used for freight transport between Neath and Cwmgwrach.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  2. ^ Masterplan for Rheola Estate. Business in Neath Port Talbot, undated c.2014
  3. ^ "Peter Hain". BBC Wales. Archived from the original on August 12, 2007. Retrieved August 15, 2010.
  4. ^ "Meet the new Mayor of Gloucester Debbie Llewellyn". Gloucester Citizen. Archived from the original on 19 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Mel James". Wikipedia. 2017-08-02.

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