Cynon  Glamorgan


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cynon like this:

CYNON (The), a river of South Wales. It rises in the south of Brecon, 2½ miles W of Garawen; runs 4 miles southward into Glamorgan; and proceeds 14 miles south-eastward, past Aberdare and Dyffryn, to a junction with the Taff, 2 miles WNW of Llanfavon. Great part of its vale teems with mining and manufacturing industry; and is traversed by the Aberdare railway and the Cardiff canal.

Cynon through time

Cynon is now part of Rhondda; Cynon; Taff district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rhondda; Cynon; Taff has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cynon itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cynon, in Rhondda; Cynon; Taff and Glamorgan | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th October 2019

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