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Vaynor (Welsh: Y Faenor, meaning "The Manor") is a village and community (formerly a parish) in Merthyr Tydfil County Borough in Wales, United Kingdom. The population of the community at the 2011 census was 3,551.[1]

Saint Gwynno's Church, Vaynor


It is about four miles north of the town of Merthyr Tydfil and is within the borders of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The community includes the three villages of Cefn Coed, Trefechan and Pontsticill as well as Pontsarn and Vaynor.

History & Amenities[edit]

Until 1974, the village was a civil parish in the Vaynor and Penderyn Rural District of Brecknockshire. From 1974 to 1996, it was part of Merthyr Tydfil district in Mid Glamorgan. It is notable for its connections with the Ironmaster Robert Crawshay, owner of the world's first ironworks at Cyfarthfa, who is buried in Vaynor churchyard.


  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 9 November 2011.

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Coordinates: 51°47′00″N 3°22′48″W / 51.78325°N 3.38002°W / 51.78325; -3.38002