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Old map of Abercwmboi
Old map of Abercwmboi (20120009)
map of the early 1800s showing the original village of Abercwmboi, that was in existence before the village of Cap Coch was built in the mid 1850s, (no lake) the pit was within its boundary. The stream named the Boi is shown on the right hand side of the Pit and that's where the name Abercwmboi came from, "Mouth - of the River - Boi", also the boundary of Aberdare Parish and Llanwonno Parish is marked. (OS map )