Williamstown, Rhondda Cynon Taf

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Williamstown is locatit in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Location within Rhondda Cynon Taf
OS grid referenceST002907
Principal aurie
Ceremonial coonty
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Postcode destrictCF40
Diallin code01443
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Rhondda Cynon Taf
51°36′25″N 3°26′31″W / 51.606989°N 3.441819°W / 51.606989; -3.441819Coordinates: 51°36′25″N 3°26′31″W / 51.606989°N 3.441819°W / 51.606989; -3.441819

Williamstown (Welsh: Trewiliam) is a veelage in Rhondda in the coonty burgh o Rhondda Cynon Taf, athin the historic coonty boondaries o Glamorgan, Wales. Williamstown wis foondit in the 1870s, is locatit at the fuit o Mynydd Dinas an is a destrict o neebourin veelage Penygraig.

Early history[eedit | eedit soorce]

Afore the Rhondda wis industrialisit in the mid tae late 19t century, the aurie whaur Williamstown nou resides, wis made up o firthlands occupeed bi spairsely populatit fermlands. Williamstown exhibits very little evidence o early habitation, a few Bronze Age cairns hae been discovered on Mynydd Dinas, but maist hafodi an ferm hooses tendit tae group aroond the River Rhondda locatit lawer doun the glen.

Hintle o the laund in the Rhondda, ance controlled bi individual fermers, haed been bocht up bi walthy absentee landlairds bi the stairt o the 19t century. The laund which wad become Williamstown wis bocht bi Walter Coffin, the pioneer o coal minin in the Rhondda, aroond the 1850s. In 1867 this laund wis inheritit bi the Williams faimily, through their faither, a cousin o Coffin. The Williams faimily gave their name tae the toun that wis built on their laund an amang the trustees o the faimily wis Caroline Elizabeth Williams, Arthur John Williams an Morgan Bransby Williams.[1]

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