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Ystradgynlais
Gough's buildings
 
  Old Ystradgynlais  
 

At the beginning of the 19th century the Gough family built a network of houses for workers in the Ironworks and coal pits. They were built on a strip of land like an island between the Swansea Canal and the River Tawe,
By looking at old maps and photographs we can get a glimpse of what Victorian Ystradgynlais must have been like.

 
 
The first stages
New houses for the workers
 
 
Along the canal
New developments at the North end of the "island"
 
 
Oddfellows and Pelican Streets
A community of working people
 
 
Water Street and the Square
the hub of Victorian Ystradgynlais
 
 

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