infobox UK place
country = Wales
postcode_district = NP4
It lies in the narrow northern section of the
Afon Llwydvalley. The town includes three schools, Abersychan Comprehensive School, Victoria Primary Schooland St. Francis' R.C. Primary School (although the latter is due to close, along with St. Alban's R.C. Primary School, to be replaced by the new Padre PioR.C. Primary School in Pontypool) and various shops and other amenities.
Abersychan was the birthplace of the Rt. Hon. Paul Murphy, MP for
Torfaen, Roy Jenkins, Baron Hillhead, and Bryn Meredith.
Abersychan was a thriving industrial centre in the 19th century and early 20th century, particularly for
Abersychan now constitutes a community and electoral division of the
county boroughof Torfaen. The area was anciently part of the parishof Trevethin, in Monmouthshire. On June 3, 1864Abersychan was constituted a local government district, governed by a local board. [ [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~familyalbum/kbsychan.htm Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire, 1901] ] In 1894 Abersychan became an urban districtand civil parish. The urban district was abolished in 1935, with most of its area passing to Pontypool urban district, and a small area going to AbercarnUD.
In 1974 the area became part of the borough of Torfaen, in the new local government county of Gwent. A community of Abersychan was formed in 1985, but to date no
community councilhas been formed. [The Torfaen (Communities) Order 1985 (1985 No. 129)] In 1996 Torfaen became a unitary authority.
The Abersychan community includes Abersychan, Cwmavon,
Garndiffaith, Pentwyn, Talywain, Varteg, and Victoria Village.
Torfaenis a small villagelocated in the district of Abersychan. It contains a post office, a chapel, several houses and a small play park. The village has a cricketteam (Pentwyn CC) and is located right next to the old railway line. The cricket club celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2006 with a successful tour to Cork, Ireland. The village has superb views over the River Severnand Newportto the south.
"Victoria Village" is a small
hamlet (place)located in the district of Abersychan. It comprises a small village school and a number of houses. A small group of houses on Incline Road mark the beginning of the village and the village boundary is near Cwmavon. Victoria Primary School is also in this area on a large grounds. Many homes are built around the school's boundaries.
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