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Vaynor (or Faenor) is a village and community in the Merthyr Tydfil county borough in Wales. It is about 4 miles north of the town of Merthyr Tydfil and is within the borders of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Merthyr Tydfil (Welsh: Merthyr Tudful) is a town and county borough in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, with a population of about 55,000. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... 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 NUTS 1... Part of the Brecon Beacons National Park, looking from the highest point Pen y Fan, 886 m (2907 feet), to Corn Du, 873 m (2864 feet) The Brecon Beacons National Park is one of three national parks in Wales. ...


Until 1974 the village was a civil parish in the Vaynor and Penderyn Rural District of Brecknockshire. From 1974 to 1996 it was part of Merthyr Tydfil district in Mid Glamorgan. It is notable for its connections with Robert Crawshay. In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the smallest unit of local government. ... Brecknockshire, also known as Breconshire or, in Welsh, as Sir Frycheiniog is an inland traditional county of Wales, bounded N. by Radnorshire, E. by Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, S. by Monmouthshire and Glamorgan, and W. by Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire. ... Mid Glamorgan is a ceremonial preserved county of Wales, one of the divisions of the traditional county of Glamorgan. ...


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Vaynor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (138 words)
Vaynor (or Faenor, meaning The Manor) is a village and community in the Merthyr Tydfil county borough in Wales.
Until 1974 the village was a civil parish in the Vaynor and Penderyn Rural District of Brecknockshire.
It is notable for its connections with the Ironmaster Robert Crawshay, owner of the world's first ironworks at Cyfarthfa, who is buried in Vaynor churchyard.
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