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Encyclopedia > Tredegar
Tredegar
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: Maps for SO145095
Administration
Principal area: Blaenau Gwent
Nation: Wales
Other
Traditional county: Monmouthshire
Ceremonial county: Gwent
Post office and telephone
Post town: TREDEGAR
Postcode: NP22
Dialling code: +44-1495
Politics
UK Parliament: Blaenau Gwent
European Parliament: Wales

Tredegar is a town in the county borough of Blaenau Gwent, traditional county of Monmouthshire, lying on the Sirhowy River in southern Wales, United Kingdom. The town is believed to have come into being with the establishment of the Sirhowy Ironworks and later the Tredegar Ironworks. The historic Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia, United States of America was named in honour of the town. The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... Blaenau Gwent is a county borough and parliamentary constituency in South Wales. ... Home Nations is a term used to refer to the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom — England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland — collectively, but as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a whole. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² Ethnicity: 97. ... Wales has thirteen traditional counties (or vice counties). ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a traditional county and principal area in south-east Wales. ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Gwent is the area of south-easternmost Wales, bordering on the Welsh Marches of southwest England. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK and Australian postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... To see the list in alphabetical order see the categories UK Parliamentary constituencies and UK Parliamentary constituencies (historic). ... Blaenau Gwent is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... Wales is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is usually an urban area, which is not considered to rank as a city. ... Blaenau Gwent is a county borough and parliamentary constituency in South Wales. ... The British Isles are divided into the following traditional counties (also vice counties or historic counties). ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: Sir Fynwy) is a traditional county and principal area in south-east Wales. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² Ethnicity: 97. ... Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Virginia, USA, photograph by Alexander Gardener Tredegar Iron Works is a historic iron foundry in Richmond, Virginia, United States of America. ... This article is about the city in Virginia. ...


It is home to Bryn Bach Pond, a country park. A colliery winding house is located in nearby New Tredegar. A country park is an area designated for people to visit and enjoy recreation in a countryside environment. ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ...


Tredegar has strong links with prominent Labour MPs. It was the birthplace of Aneurin Bevan, who was responsible for the introduction of the British National Health Service (NHS). It was also the birthplace of former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock and his predecessor Michael Foot was MP for the consituency Tredegar lies in - Blaneau Gwent - during his time as party leader. not to be confused with Ernest Bevin Aneurin Bevan, usually known as Nye Bevan (November 15, 1897–July 6, 1960) was a Welsh Labour politician regarded as a hero of the left, primarily for his role in the formation of the National Health Service. ... Lord Kinnock The Right Honourable Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock, PC (born 28 March 1942) is a British politician. ... The Right Honourable Michael Mackintosh Foot (born 23 July 1913), British politician, was leader of the Labour Party from 1980 to 1983. ...


Snooker star Ray Reardon was also born in Tredegar.


External links

  • Tredegar town website
  • Eiddil Gwent's history of Tredegar
  • B. Gardner's history of Tredegar and other information

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Tredegar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (183 words)
Tredegar is a town in the county borough of Blaenau Gwent, traditional county of Monmouthshire, lying on the Sirhowy River in southern Wales, United Kingdom.
The historic Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia, United States of America was named in honour of the town.
It was also the birthplace of former Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock and his predecessor Michael Foot was MP for the consituency Tredegar lies in - Blaneau Gwent - during his time as party leader.
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