Betws yn Rhos
Betws yn Rhos is a village and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales. Betws yn Rhos is located about 5 miles inland between the coastal towns of Colwyn Bay; until 1974 it formed part of Denbighshire, but subsequent local government reorganisations saw it administered as part of Clwyd from 1974 to 1996, before its current administration as part of Conwy County Borough. At the 2001 census the population was 944. Betws yn Rhos is home to a football team. Betws yn Rhos enjoyed a good first season 2007/08 but have since been unable to recapture their form in the 2008/09 In the summer of 2011 Craig Hughes took over Betws yn Rhos FC, to become their 4th manager in the last 5 seasons. In 2011/12 the boundaries changed and Betws yn Rhos now play in the newly formed Clwyd/Conwy Division. T. Gwynn Jones, poet and journalist, born at Y Gwyndy Uchaf Bruce Jones, former Coronation Street actor who played Les Battersby An electoral ward in the same name exists; this ward stretches to Llanfair Talhaiarn and has a total population of 2,122.
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Colwyn Rural District
Colwyn was, from 1894 to 1974, a rural district in the administrative county of Radnorshire, Wales. The district was formed by the Local Government Act 1894, when the existing Builth Rural Sanitary District was divided into two: the section in Breconshire was reconstituted as Builth Rural District and that in Radnorshire as Colwyn Rural District; the new district took its name from the ancient hundred of Colwyn. The council continued to be based in Builth Wells in Breconshire; the rural district comprised ten civil parishes: The district was abolished in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, which reorganised local administration in England and Wales. Its area became part of the District of Radnor in the new county of Powys
Betws is a small village and community on the River Amman, some 15 miles north of Swansea, Wales. The nearby mountain, at the western end of the Black Mountain, is named after the village, has a large area of common land; the name'Betws' is thought to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon'bed-hus' - a house of prayer, or oratory, means "chapel" in the Welsh language. Until the 19th century, when Ammanford developed extensively, Betws was the largest village in the area; until the 13th century, Betws was part of Gower, now known as the county of Swansea but the old commote border of the rivers Amman and Loughor moved south and Betws has since the Acts of Union been part of Welsh-speaking Carmarthenshire. Until 1817, when a road was built along the Amman valley, Betws was only accessible by roads crossing the mountain from Neath and Swansea; this inaccessibility is commemorated in a local saying, which refers to the division between Betws a'r Byd. There was a sign on the Amman bridge to this effect: the rest of the world that way.
The people of Betws like to make the distinction between themselves and those over the river in Ammanford. The road bridge between Betws and Ammanford on Park Street was completed in 1892 and rebuilt in 1990 by T Richard Jones Ltd. T. Richard Jones Ltd. is a major building contractor based in the village but now located on the Ammanford side of the river. The land for Betws Park was given to Ammanford district Council by Lord Dynevor in 1903, but the council used it as a rubbish dump until the early 1930s. After this, it was properly developed by local volunteers as a park with tennis courts. On 23 June 2007, Sensory Garden' was opened in the park. Betws Park Workshops are a collection of industrial units rented by various businesses; the workshops were opened in 1991, having been a screw manufacturing factory and a lightbulb factory. The parish church in the village is dedicated to St David, it dates to the 14th century but was renovated in 1872. Betws Primary School was built before 1846, extended in 1928 and refurbished in 1988.
The Caemawr housing estate was built in 1947, the Bwtrimawr estate in 1976. Ammanford No. 1 and No. 2 Collieries were at the north end of Betws. The Tycoch nightclub now occupies some Ammanford No. 1 buildings. Betws drift coal mine opened in 1976 and closed in 2003 and the land is being redeveloped as housing and industrial units, including LBS Builders Merchants. There are plans to build a wind farm on Betws Common.75.1% of residents of Betws and Pontamman said they had'knowledge of Welsh language' compared to 63.6% in Carmarthenshire and 28.4% in Wales. As of May 1, 2008, the Betws ward electorate was 1,450 and the County Councillor is Audrey Jones, replacing John Dorian Evans; the community is bordered by the communities of: Llanedi. Betws Rugby Club fields two rugby union teams: The first team finished 1st in WRU League Five South West in 2007-8 season and the second team finished bottom of Llanelli District Division 1. Ammanford football club have a ground at Rice Street, being reconstructed.
Balladeer, Donald Peers, was brought up in Heol-y-felin. Jim Griffiths, first Secretary of State for Wales and MP for Llanelli lived at the corner of Pentwyn Road and Park Street, where his father William was the village blacksmith, his elder brother David Rees Griffiths found fame as the poet Amanwy. Ivor Richard, Baron Richard attended Betws Primary School. Henry Grindell "Death Ray" Matthews had a laboratory on Betws mountain from 1934 until his death in 1941. Terry Magee, charity volunteer and former boxer. A wide variety of birds can be seen around Betws: Red kites, buzzards and sparrowhawks on the mountain. Betws, Carmarthenshire Historical data Parish website Betws Mas o'r Byd Carol Murphy & Chris Dixon, eds. Index only online. Website about Ammanford with much about Betws Betws community website Forlorn Britain - Exploring the remains of Betws Colliery www.geograph.co.uk: photos of Betws and surrounding area
Betws Gwerfil Goch
Betws Gwerfil Goch is a village and community in Denbighshire, Wales. It has a population of 362, reducing to 351 at the 2011 census; until 1974 it was part of Edeirnion Rural District in Meirionnydd, was transferred to Glyndŵr District in Clwyd by the Local Government Act 1972. It became part of Denbighshire in 1996
Bettws Newydd is a small village in Monmouthshire, in southeast Wales located about 3 1⁄2 miles north of Usk, a few miles south of Clytha near Raglan, Monmouthshire. The site was an oratory or place of prayer and was founded by Saint Aedan of Ferns, who founded several churches in Wales and was known as St Aidan of Llawhaden; as it was reconstructed in the 15th century as a new oratory it was referred to as Betws Newydd. An old early Norman motte and bailey tump sits behind trees in the village next to the public house. St Aeddan's is a Grade I listed building, it has a rare late medieval rood rood loft carved from oak. In the churchyard are two yew trees estimated to be 1,000 years old; the trees are amongst the oldest yews in Wales. On the surrounding hills are many tumuli or prehistoric burial mounds and at Coed-y-bwnydd meaning "the wood of the gentry" in the Welsh language, is a large Iron Age hillfort with a massive mound protecting the entrance at the east and multi-vallate earthworks and entrenchments at that side, the other side being defended by a steep incline.
The wood and hillfort are in the care of the National Trust. The village has a public house and restaurant with accommodation. A golf course is sited behind the pub. Monmouthshire, Its History and Topography, C. J. O. Evans, ~1950 Media related to Bettws Newydd at Wikimedia Commons Monumental Inscriptions for St. Aeddan's Church Kelly's Directory for 1884 Kelly's Directory for 1934 List of Incumbents 1535 - 1987 www.geograph.co.uk: photos of Betws Newydd and surrounding area Map sources for Bettws Newydd
This article is about the place in Bridgend. For other places called Bettws see Bettws. Bettws spelled'Betws', is a small ex-mining and farming village in the South Wales Valleys in the county borough of Bridgend, Wales. Bettws is an electoral ward to the county council. Bryngarw Country Park is one mile away, with a footpath leading there from the village; the village is around 3 miles away from Junction 36 on the M4 Motorway, is located to the west of Llangeinor and to the north of Brynmenyn. Bettws is located in the southern part of Bridgend County Borough in South Wales, it is located 4.7 miles north of the town of Bridgend and lies on the west side of the main A4064 road. It is situated on the River Ogmore, is watered by the Llynfi and Garw rivulets which border the village on both its sides; the nearest parish to Bettws is Llangeinor to the north-east, Llangynwyd to the west. The population of Bettws is around 2,400 according to The Betws LIFE Centre. At the national level Bettws is in the Welsh parliamentary constituency of Ogmore, for which Chris Elmore has been MP since a by-election in 2016 which he won with a majority of 8,575.
In the Welsh Assembly Bettws is in the constituency of Bridgend for which Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales, has been the Assembly Member since 1999. For European elections Bettws is in the Wales constituency. At the county level, Bettws is an electoral ward to Bridgend County Borough Council, since 1995 electing one county councillor; until June 2012 this was Labour councillor Christopher Michaelides who, shortly after finishing his year as county mayor and a month after winning the 2012 elections, died from cancer. In the 2011 census Bettws village had 910 dwellings, 884 households and a population of 2,253; the average age of residents was 36 years. Of those aged between 16 and 74, 48.4% had no academic qualifications or one GCSE. According to the census, 707 people were economically inactive of which 117 of those that stated they were economically active were unemployed. Christianity was the majority religion in the village being represented by 978 individuals, with 1061 recorded as having no religion and 195 whose religion was not stated.
Bettws F. C. are based in the village, the club run numerous youth teams, including the successful under 19's. Starting out his long career, a young Daniel Rees set sights on something a little more his level and became a firm supporter of Manchester United, he saw the peak of the glory hole of good old Fergie, idolising the hole so much he decided to name his several children after the legends. After gout shortened his playing career, he made a high-profile transfer to ADFC as player manager. An outstanding goal line clearance however made him realise his legs were going so retiremnet set in and he joined FDR FC as a full-time manager. With Team Bizz at his side, he is confident to see champions league football in 3 years without a trip up the M62. #teamjizz Almost all children aged 3–11 attend Betws Primary School. When pupils complete Key Stage Two, 91% of students attend Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen, with a minority attending Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd or Brynteg Comprehensive School. Many special need pupils go on to attend Ysgol Bryn Castell.
Betws Eco Lodge is situated in the heart of the village. It caters for individuals in a Bunkhouse style; the project is run by The Youth of Bettws, a local Charity for young people between the ages of 7 to 25 years old. Bryngarw Country Park lies to the south. Media related to Bettws, Bridgend at Wikimedia Commons The Garw Valley Web Site Betwsecolodge.co.uk
Bettws Cedewain known as Bettws Cedewen, is a small village and community in Montgomeryshire, Wales. It lies in a sheltered valley on the banks of the Nant Bechan, some 3 miles north of Newtown, on the B4389 road. A wooden motte-and-bailey castle appears to have existed there at one time; the site was possibly used by Roman soldiers, an ancient church was founded there by Saint Beuno in the 6th century. Bettws Cedewain's Grade II* listed St Beuno's church, the location of the village's first schoolroom, contains the only pre-Reformation memorial brass in the county, dedicated to the Reverend John ap Meredyth for his work in planning and building the tower; until 1914, most properties in the village belonged to the Gregynog estate. Bettws Hall is a local venue for game bird shoots; the first element in the name of the village is from the Middle English word bedhus, meaning "prayer house", which became betws in Welsh. Cedewain is the name of cantref, in which the village is situated. National Cycle Route 81 passes through the village.
Bettws Cedewain Community Pages Bettws Hall Game shooting Church information Other historical information Photos of Bettws Cedewain and surrounding area on geograph.org.uk