Crosskeys

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Crosskeys
Crosskeys, Pontywaun and Ebbw Valley - geograph.org.uk - 73739.jpg
Crosskeys is locatit in Wales
Crosskeys
Crosskeys
Location within Wales
Population3,265 (2011))[1]
OS grid referenceST225915
Principal area
Ceremonial coonty
KintraWales
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounNEWPORT
Postcode destrictNP11
Diallin code01495 27
AmbulanceWelsh
EU PairlamentWales
UK Pairlament
Welsh Assemmly
Leet o places
UK
Wales
51°37′01″N 3°07′15″W / 51.6169°N 3.1207°W / 51.6169; -3.1207Coordinates: 51°37′01″N 3°07′15″W / 51.6169°N 3.1207°W / 51.6169; -3.1207

Crosskeys (Welsh: Pont-y-cymer) is a veellage, community an an electoral ward in Caerphilly county Burgh in Wales.

Location[eedit | eedit soorce]

Crosskeys is seeven mile northwast o Newport, juist past Risca aff the A467 road. Locatit naur tae the confluence o the Ebbw River an the Sirhowy River, it wis originally cawed Pont-y-cymer.[2] The name 'Crosskeys' is taen frae the name o the local hotel,[3] awtho there is some variation in spelling wi the train station an Ordinance survey maps uisin Crosskeys but the local rugby club an ither local organisations uisin Cross Keys.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Crosskeys is a South Wales Valleys community, in the historic boundariesMonmouthshire, ance pairt o the coal mining community o the South Wales coalfield an originally developed as pairt o Risca frae the 1830s tae serve the local mines - first the Black Vein an later the New Risca pits, baith o whit haed lairge explosions durin the later pairt o the 19t century.

The original Crosskeys station haed twa platforms an a set o steps in-atween them as the ane wis considerably higher than the ither. This wis due tae the ane line running tae Ebbw Vale[4] an the ither tae Blackwood an Oakdale.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Ward/community population 2011". Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  2. http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/loopsandlinks/pdf/crosskeys.pdf
  3. The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales page 178, John Davies, Nigel Jenkins, Menna Baines and Peredur Lynch (2008) ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6
  4. 4.0 4.1 Empty citation (help)

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