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From: "J S Coleman" <>
Subject: Re: [Glam] Pant Cemetery Crawl
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 23:14:26 -0000
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Maps of UK at vaious scales are easy to obtain from Multimap . There is also
a site at but I have not used it much.
The 1:50,000 scale on multimap shows contour lines. Multimap will search on
placenames, postcodes or grid refrences. The grid reference for Pant
cemetery is about SO062093. If Pant is not good enough, try Pantyscallog,

Pant cemetery (also known as Dowlais cemetery) is a fairly windswept spot
near Pant station, which is the terminal of the tourist narrow-gauge 'Brecon
Mountain Railway'. It is on the 335metre contour - not far off 1000ft above
sea level, on the slopes of Morlais Hill, a landscape much scarred by
quarrying, mining and tipping of mine spoil. It is the place where most of
the victims of the 1849 Merthyr Cholera epidemic were buried - and my


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Subject: [Glam] Pant Cemetery Crawl

> I am sitting here in chilly California on pins and needles. While waiting
> some data to turn up from librarian Carolyn Jacob at the Merthyr Tydfil
> Library, I am looking for things to occupy my mind while I pretend to be
> patient!
> There is a good chance Carolyn has located my John O'Donovan's death at 54
> and burial in Pant Cemetery in 1874! I have never been on a pub crawl,
> is there ever such a thing as a trip through a graveyard? I can hear some
> you--maybe Phil explaining to me that it IS NOT THE SAME!
> But I now have two family resting in Pant Cemetery. Perhaps the wife
> Catherine rests there, and the two young daughters they lost, Bridget and
> Catherine. Their oldest daughter rests there. Might there be more?
> Can anyone tell me about Pant Cemetery? Where is it located in Merthyr
> Tydfil, and where might I obtain a map of MT and Dowlais? Does Wales have
> great tourist program as does Canada, where they send a package out with
> for future visitors to plan?
> Thank so much to so many of you who searched for pieces of my family, the
> illusive O'Donovans, who arrived in MT about 1865 to run an Irish boarding
> house in Caeharris Gate even before they called it that. Each and every
> person contributed something--some new info or insight, some wonderful
> about Wales in 1870s. Even Huw, who offered to study in detail the photo
> the military fellow 1890s.
> You have made it so exciting and rewarding to be researching in Wales!
> Regards,
> Candi in chilly California
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