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MERTHYR TYDFIL REGISTRATION DISTRICT

Table 1A: List of Places in Merthyr Tydfil Registration District (1837-1974)

Civil Parish

County

From

To

Comments

Aberdare

Glamorganshire

1837

1934

See Table 2, notes (b) and (g).

Gelligaer

Glamorganshire

1837

1934

See Table 2, note (e).

Llanfabon

Glamorganshire

1837

1863

See Table 2, note (a).

Llanwonno

Glamorganshire

1837

1863

See Table 2, note (a).

Merthyr Tydfil

Glamorganshire

1837

1974

See Table 2, note (c).

Penderyn

Brecknockshire

1837

1934

See Table 2, note (d).

Rhigos

Glamorganshire

1837

1934

See Table 2, note (f).

Vaynor

Brecknockshire

1837

1934

See Table 2, note (d).

Ystradyfodwg

Glamorganshire

1837

1863

See Table 2, note (a).

Table 1B: List of Places in Merthyr Tydfil Registration District (from 1974)

All the areas in Merthyr Tydfil registration district became part of the county of Mid Glamorgan on 1.4.1974.

Community

County

From

To

Comments

Bedlinog

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

Created 1.4.1974 out of the parish of Gelligaer. See also Table 2, note (j).

Bedwas & Machen

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

Created 1.4.1974 from the parishes of Bedwas and Machen Upper. See also Table 2, note (i).

Caerphilly

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

Created 1.4.1974 out of the parishes of Eglwysilan and Llanfabon. See also Table 2, note (j).

Gelligaer

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

Created 1.4.1974 out of the parishes of Bedlinog and Gelligaer. See also Table 2, note (j).

Llanfedw

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

Created 1.4.1974 by renaming the parish of Llanvedw. See also Table 2, note (j).

Merthyr Tydfil

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

New Tredegar

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

Created 1.4.1974 out of the parish of Bedwellty. See also Table 2, note (h).

Rhdygwern

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

Created 1.4.1974 by renaming the parish of Rhyd y Gwern. See also Table 2, note (j).

Rhymney

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

See Table 2, note (h).

Rudry

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

See Table 2, note (j).

Van

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

See Table 2, note (j).

Vaynor

Mid Glamorgan

1974

1996

See Table 2, note (k).

Table 2: Boundary Changes affecting Merthyr Tydfil Registration District

Date of Change

Note

Description of Change

Population transferred

18.7.1863

(a)

Lost the parishes of Llanfabon, Llanwonno, and Ystradyfodwg, to Pontypridd registration district.

14097 in 1861

1.6.1895

(b)

Lost part of the parish of Aberdare (which became part of the parish of Llanwonno in 1894) to Pontypridd registration district.

2486 in 1891

(c)

Gained part of the parish of Merthyr Tydfil (which until 1894 formed part of the parish of Llanfabon) from Pontypridd registration district.

924 in 1891

1.10.1934

(d)

Lost the parishes of Penderyn and Vaynor to Vaynor registration district.

5021 in 1931

1.1.1935

(e)

Lost the parish of Gelligaer to East Glamorgan registration district.

41043 in 1931

(f)

Lost the parish of Rhigos to Neath registration district.

1455 in 1931

(g)

Lost the parish of Aberdare to Pontypridd registration district.

48746 in 1931

1.4.1974

(h)

Gained the communities of New Tredegar and Rhymney (which were transferred from Monmouthshire to the county of Mid Glamorgan on 1.4.1974) from Bedwellty registration district.

17073 in 1971

(i)

Gained the community of Bedwas & Machen (which was transferred from Monmouthshire to the county of Mid Glamorgan on 1.4.1974) from Caerleon registration district.

12532 in 1971

(j)

Gained the communities of Bedlinog, Caerphilly, Gelligaer, Llanfedw, Rhdygwern, Rudry, and Van (which were transferred from Glamorganshire to the county of Mid Glamorgan on 1.4.1974) from East Glamorgan registration district.

76591 in 1971

(k)

Gained the community of Vaynor (which was transferred from Brecknockshire to the county of Mid Glamorgan on 1.4.1974) from Vaynor registration district.

3637 in 1971


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