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Beddau (English: Graves Welsh: Y Beddau) is a large former mining village situated within the South Wales Valleys [2] around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Llantrisant and 4 miles (6.4 km) from the larger town of Pontypridd in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales. The South of the village is known as Tynant (English: House in the brook Welsh: Tyn-y-Nant and near the former Cwm Colliery and coking works now derelict and is the area where the colliery workers largely lived. It is the more traditional part of the village and has large former council housing estates. The Northern section of the village has more private housing estates and a smaller amount of former council housing. The County Borough Councillor for the Tyn-y-Nant ward is Labour Councillor Clayton Willis and for Beddau County Borough Councillor Richard Yeo also Labour both were elected in 2012.

Beddau Square.jpg
Beddau Square
Beddau is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Beddau shown within Rhondda Cynon Taf
Population 4,156 (2011 Ward)[1]
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CF38
Dialling code 01443
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
Rhondda Cynon Taf
51°33′22″N 3°21′28″W / 51.5560°N 3.3577°W / 51.5560; -3.3577Coordinates: 51°33′22″N 3°21′28″W / 51.5560°N 3.3577°W / 51.5560; -3.3577



Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Castellau is the village's Welsh speaking primary school. As of July 2016, it is a school to 256 children. English language medium schools are Gwaunmeisgyn Primary School and Llwyncrwn Primary School, which both feed into Beddau's secondary school Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive.


Beddau is notable for its exported rugby union talent, such as Daniel 'Langerz' Langley, Mikey Whatmore, Neil Jenkins, Michael Owen, Gethin Jenkins and Robbie Wheeler who had attended Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive.

Beddau fields a rugby union team, Beddau RFC, as well as its own football team, Cwm Welfare AFC.


Beddau is served by bus services to Llantrisant, Cardiff and Pontypridd.

A station, Beddau Halt railway station on the Llantrisant and Taff Vale Junction Railway existed until 1964 quite some way south of the village. A private railway siding from the Treferig branch of the Llantrisant and Taff Vale Junction Railway to coal workings extended to the village existed for a time. Extensive sidings and rail traffic served Cwm Colliery and coking works until 1984 when the line to junction at Pontyclun station was closed and mothballed. Efforts are being made to reopen this line to passenger traffic.

Notable residentsEdit

Actor Adrian Lewis Morgan, who is best known for his role of Dr. Jimmi Clay in the BBC soap opera, Doctors, was born in Beddau.


  • Davies, John; Jenkins, Nigel (2008). The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 978-0-7083-1953-6.


  1. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  2. ^ Davies (2008), page 507.

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