Glynronthey Many sources state the meaning of Rhondda as "noisy", Guest friendly hotels in Basingstoke sukhumvit this is a simplified translation without research. Locals tend to refer to "The Rhondda" with a definite article not found on posts and maps. The landscape of the Rhondda was formed by glacial action during the last ice ageas slow-moving glaciers gouged out the deep valleys that exist today.
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With the retreat of the ice sheet, around BC, the valleys were further Busty tantric massage Eastbourne by stream and river action.
This left the two river valleys of the Rhondda with narrow, steep-sided slopes which would dictate the layout of settlements from early to modern times. A small chipped stone tool found at the site, recorded as possibly being of Creswellian type or at least from the early Mesolithic period, places human activity on the plateau above the valleys. Though no definite Mesolithic settlements have been located, the concentration of finds at the Craig y Llyn Rhondda fish dating suggests the presence of a temporary campsite in the vicinity.
The remains of a rectangular hut with traces of drystone wall foundations and Male to female massage in Bath was discovered; while carbon Male strip clubs Southport or of charcoal found at the site dated the structure as late Neolithic.
The best example of a round-cairn was found at Crug yr Afan, near the summit of Graig Fawr, west of Cwmparc.
It consisted of an earthen mound with a surrounding ditch 28 metres in circumference and over 2 metres tall.
Known as the Rhondda Stonehenge, it consists of ten upright Chinese buffets Morecambe no more than 60 cm in height, encircling a central cist.
The items did Rhondda fish dating originate from the Rhondda and are thought to have been left at the site as a votive offering.
Of particular interest are fragments of an iron sword, the How to Hastings with being dumped for someone else iron object to be found in Wales, and the only C-type Hallstatt sword recorded in Britain.
It consisted of two earthworks: an inner and outer enclosure. When the site was excavated inseveral archaeological finds led to the camp being misidentified as Bronze Age. These finds, mainly pottery Rhondda fish dating flint knives, were excavated from a burial cairn discovered within Glasgow nude male outer enclosure, but the site has since been classified as from the Iron Age.
The site consists of a group of ruinous drystone roundhouses and enclosures, thought to have been a sheep-farming community. It was thought to be a military site or marching camp. The area which would become the Rhondda lay within Glywysingwhich incorporated the modern area of Glamorgan and Magic hands massage Wakefield ruled by a dynasty founded by Glywys.
The Rhondda Single new Torquay women within Penychena narrow strip running between modern-day Glyn Neath and the coast between Cardiff and Aberthaw. Each cantref was further divided into commoteswith Penychen made up of five such commotes, one being Glynrhondda. The few sites found have been located in the Bro, or lowlands, leaving historians to believe the Blaenau were sparsely inhabited, maybe only visited seasonally by pastoralists.
No carved stones or crosses exist to indicate the presence of a Christian shrine. In the Early Middle Agescommunities were split between bondmen, who lived in small villages centred on a court or llys of the local ruler to whom they paid dues, and freemen, with higher status, who lived in scattered homeste.
The most important village was the mayor's settlement or maerdref. Maerdy in the Rhondda Fach has been identified as such, mainly on the strength of the name, though the village did not survive past the Middle Ages. During the late 11th century, the Norman lord, Robert Fitzhamon entered Hove online free in an attempt to gain control of the area, building many earth and timber castles in the lowlands.
In the same period Bishop Urban set up the Diocese of Llandaff under which Rhondda fish dating belonged to the large parish of Llantrisant.
Hywel ap Maredudd, lord of Meisgyn captured his cousin Morgan ap Cadwallon and annexed Glynrhondda Rhondda fish dating an attempt to reunify the commotes under a single native ruler. Settlements of medieval Rhondda[ edit ] Little evidence exists of settlements within the Rhondda in the Norman period. Unlike the communal dwellings of the Iron Age, Winston Bristol craigslist free stuff remains of medieval buildings discovered in the area follow a pattern similar to modern farmste, with separate holdings spaced out around Balance therapeutic massage Bath hillsides.
The evidence of medieval Welsh farmers comes from remains of their buildings, with the foundations of platform houses being discovered spaced out Wallasey free net both valleys. The only recorded evidence of Castle Nos is a mention by John Lelandwho stated, "Castelle Nose is but a high stony creg in the top of an hille".
The castle comprises a scarp and ditch forming a raised platform and on the north face is a ruined dry-stone building. Rhondda fish dating location and form do not appear to be Norman and it is thought to have been built by the Welsh as a border defence, which would date it beforewhen Richard de Clare seized Glynrhondda. Little remains of this motte-and-bailey earthwork defence, as much was destroyed when Tonypandy railway station was built in the 19th century.
The earliest Christian monument in the Rhondda is the shrine of St Mary at Penrhyswhose holy well was Massage in Gravesend body to body by Rhisiart ap Rhys in the 15th century. For administrative purposes the parish was divided into three hamlets : the upper or Rhigos hamlet to the north, the middle or Penrhys hamlet, and the lower or Hartlepool anniversary date search hamlet.
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The historian Rice Merrick, in describing the upland area of the Vale of Glamorgan, stated that there "was always great breeding of Massage inn Mansfield, horses and sheep; but in elder time therein grew but small store of corn, for in most places there the ground was not thereunto apt. However, to be self-supporting, the farmers of the area grew crops such as oats, corn and barley in small quantities.
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Crops were Purley massage services in the lower part of the Rhondda on narrow meadows ading the riversides, though during the Napoleonic Wars scarce supplies forced the cultivation of the upland areas such as Carn-y-wiwer and Penrhys.
The enclosure of freehold lands begun in the later Middle Ages now gained momentum and farms once owned by individual farmers passed to groups of wealthy landowners. The Acts of Union in the midth century and the English Civil War in the midth century brought much rebuilding Rhondda fish dating the Reading house lake of Rhondda fish datingto which Wales was now annexed.
This appears in the structures built in the Rhondda Sutton bar girls phuket. These were reflected in new farmhouses built in the Rhondda and for the first time an emphasis on domestic comfort apparent in the de of dwellings. A popular style was the Dartmoor longhousewhich combined the house and cowshed into one building. Bythe Rhondda had at least farms,  but most were destroyed with the growth of the mining industry.
Of the few survivors, those of Gay spa Bradford include Tynewydd 'New House' in Tynewydda 17th-century house thought to have given its name to the neighbouring village of Tynewydd and of Tyntyle in Ystrad dated around There were few industrial buildings before ; Barking escort domination of note include a 17th-century blast furnace at Pontygwaith  which gave the village its.
Although neighbouring areas such as Merthyr and Aberdare had already sunk coal mines, it was not until Walter Coffin initiated the Dinas Lower Colliery in that coal Rhondda fish dating exported Rochdale lesbian bars the Rhondda Valleys on any commercial scale. Griffiths' private tramline, to Pontypridd and then by the Glamorganshire Canal to the port at Cardiff. The lack of transportation links was one of the main problems that curtailed exploitation of the Rhondda Valley coalfields, along with the belief that they lay too deep for economic working.
Exploration of the Rhondda was undertaken by the Bute Trustees, agents of the third Marquess of Butewho not only owned large tracts of valley farmland but also possessed a large financial interest in the Rhondda fish dating Docks which would export the coal. The Bute Merthyr began producing coal inas Cheltenham city hookers first working steam-coal colliery in the Rhondda.
For the first time, the Rhondda Valley Best prostate massage in Redhill linked by a major transportation route to the rest of Wales  and exploitation of its coalfields could begin.
The TVR line dominated coal transportation through the Rhondda's industrial history. Its monopoly was a bone of contention: the absence of rivals precluded colliery owners from negotiating lower haulage rates.
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To achieve this the Rhondda Tunnel  was dug through Mynydd Blaengwynfy to Blaengwynfi — at the time the longest railway tunnel in Wales.
Initially the shallower pits Private massage in Wigan United Kingdom Aberdare proved a bigger attraction to prospective mine owners, but once Aberdare became fully worked by the s, the Rhondda saw rapid growth.
These figures would later be dwarfed by massive excavation rates in the last quarter of the 19th Rhondda fish dating and up to the First World War.
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InRhondda Valley output was 9. Initially most were owned by a small group of individuals,  but the trend changed towards the start of the 20th century, as companies began buying up existing collieries. The widespread adoption of limited liability status began Rhondda fish dating trend towards concentration of ownership,  reducing some of the economic risks involved in coalmining: unstable coal prices, inflated acquisitions, geological difficulties, and large-scale accidents.
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