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St Cadoc's Church, Trevethin - - 399101.jpg
St Cadoc's Church
Trevethin is located in Torfaen
Trevethin shown within Torfaen
Area 4.98 km2 (1.92 sq mi) [1]
Population 5,147 (2011)[2]
• Density 1,034/km2 (2,680/sq mi)
OS grid reference SO 282 022
  • Trevethin
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NP4
Dialling code 01495
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
51°42′48″N 3°02′22″W / 51.713333°N 3.039444°W / 51.713333; -3.039444Coordinates: 51°42′48″N 3°02′22″W / 51.713333°N 3.039444°W / 51.713333; -3.039444

Trevethin (Welsh: Trefddyn) is a suburb of Pontypool in Torfaen, Wales, a community in Torfaen, and includes two electoral wards (Trevethin and St Cadocs and Penygarn) for Torfaen County Borough Council.

History and amenities[edit]

Trevethin was a small village that was the seat of the parish of Trevethin in ancient Abergavenny Hundred. It has become a modern suburb, as economic growth led to a construction boom surrounding the village in the 1960s and '70s. Today Trevethin almost imperceptibly merges with nearby Penygarn. In 2005 it was announced that the district's local school, Trevethin Community School, was to close. Pupils were moved to Abersychan comprehensive school and West Monmouth School. The school buildings have now been demolished. Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw is a Welsh-medium education secondary school located in Trevethin.

Trevethin is situated in Pontypool and is on the southernmost point of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Near to Trevethin are various famous landmarks including the Folly Tower and Shell Grotto both of which were originally built by the Hanbury family during the 18th century.

Trevethin has been awarded Communities First status and has a strong partnership board.

Notable people[edit]

Football club[edit]

Trevethin have a football team, who play in Division Two of the Gwent Central League. They play their home games at top pitch[clarification needed] in Trevethin.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "2011 Census:Quick Statistics:Population Density for Trevethin". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 Nov 2013. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census:Key Statistics:Key Figures for Trevethin (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 Nov 2013.