The Origins Of Abercynon  

During the dissolution of the monasteries, in Henry VIII’s the grange at Mynachdy which was in Llanwynno was run by lay brothers when it was disbanded it is rumored that one of the lay brothers settled on the side of Darren y Foel, at Ynysferrig, on the banks of the Cynon, This place after numerous changes of name became Abercynon.