Ystradgynlais & District

History and Heritage

Cynlais Primary School, Ystradgynlais

Cynlais Primary School was built in 1911, and extensively remodelled in the 1980s when some of the stonework from the old Penrhos School, then being demolished (1984), was used to build several extensions onto the original Cynlais School.

Read More - History of Cynlais Primary School

Cynlais School has some very interesting murals and wall paintings as well as some lovely pictures onto glass. We have brought them together in one section, to show what a colourful place it was.

Read More - Murals of Cynlais Primary School

We take a tour around the empty classrooms of Cynlais School.

Read More - Classrooms of Cynlais Primary School

The interior of Cynlais School has a lot of corridors, many still with displays up on their walls, and also there is the walled-over open court in the centre of the school.

Read More - Interior of Cynlais Primary School

The exterior of Cynlais School includes the playground, outbuildings, grassed play area with a pirate (?) ship, and we also look at the stonework of the school building.

Read More - Exterior of Cynlais Primary School

We take a look around Cynlais school hall replete with the ubiquitous wall-apparatus for P.E. lessons, and the serving area for school dinners.

Read More - The hall of Cynlais Primary School

We take a look at some of the surviving displays in Cynlais School.

PLEASE NOTE - We did not take photographs of any displays which showed the children of the school.

We also photographed the Quick Cricket cup, which Cynlais School won, and retained.

Read More - Displays & Quick Cricket

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