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The River Taff at Quakers Yard. Photograph © Janice Lane

Quakers Yard is a community in the Welsh county borough of Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan.

Quakers' Yard - The early place name for the district was 'Rhyd y Grug' Or 'The Ford of the Rustling Waters'. This Ford was a simple and easy crossing place of the nearby River Taff, close to its junction with the smaller river Bargoed-Taff. The Ford was replaced in later years by the narrow stone bridge over the River Taff.

The Coming of the Quakers
During the early 17th Century those who 'dissented' from the King's Religion were persecuted. This often took the form of imprisonment, or death. By about 1650 a 'dissenting group' of Baptists, independents and Quakers, were worshipping at nearby Berthlwyd Farm Pentwyn (Top of the Hill). The Quakers in turn, soon broke away to establish their own separate community. In the year 1667, these Quakers opened their own burial ground. It was on a piece of land on the pantannas Estate and was owned by Mary Chapman. In her will of 1700, she left the burial ground to the Quakers.

Jimmy Wide (1892 - 1969) Boxer
One of the most famous British Boxers of all time, Jimmy Wide was born may 1892 at Pentwyn Deintyr, Quakers Yard. Known as 'The ghost with the Hammer in his hand', he fought 864 contests and lost on 4 occasions only. He was Flyweight Champion of the World from 1916 to 1921.


 Pubs/Bars:
 Glantaff Inn
       Cardiff Road
       Quakers Yard
       Treharris
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF46 5AH
 01443 410822

 Quakers Yard Inn
       1 Dan-Y-Twyn Road
       Quakers Yard
       Treharris
       Mid Glamorgan
       CF46 5AN
 01443 412902



 

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