Ystradgynlais & District

History and Heritage

The Penwyllt Inn

The Penwyllt Inn was probably constructed in the late 1860s when the railway came to Penwyllt, and was certainly up and running by 1871. The inn, known locally as "the Stump", closed in 1949. It is located beyond Penywyllt railway station and is owned and used by South Wales Caving Club.


Of the views above, the top left shows the track from before the railway station, whilst the other three are reached by walking beyond the railway station and along what used to be the Westwards track line.

From the Llais

Some of the details about pubs in the Swansea Valley and Coelbren were sourced from 'The Village Pub' by William T. Davies,a detailed history of brewing in the Neath and Swansea valleys and the history and heritage of the local pubs of the area. All proceeds from sale of this book go towards Ystradgynlais Community Hospital. Published by Dinewfr Press, copies of the book can be ordered either by telephoning them on 01269-850576 or emailing the author direct on WilliamTD@yahoo.co.uk.

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Valley Boys in the Great War

We are pleased to present our First World War project as a contribution to the Centenary of WWI It is a document entitled: YSTALYFERA YSTRADGYNLAIS And DISTRICT 1914 -1918..

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