Vaynor

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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

Location[edit]

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-y-cymmer, Trefechan and Pontsticill as well as Pontsarn and Vaynor. To the west are Nant Glais Caves.

History[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.[2] 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.

Governance[edit]

Between 1973 and 1996 Vaynor was an electoral ward to Merthyr Tydfil District Council, initially electing three district councillors.[3] Subsequently Vaynor became a ward to Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, electing two (generally Independent) county councillors.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Merthyr Tydfil Borough Records - Administrative / Biographical History". Archives Hub (Jisc). Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Merthyr Tydfil Welsh District Council Election Results 1973-1993" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  4. ^ Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Election Results 1995-2012, The Election Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 23 April 2019.

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