Welcome to Dowlais

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Introduction

Dowlais (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈdɔu̯lai̯s]) is a village and community of the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil, in Wales. At the 2011 census the electoral ward had a population of 6,926, The population of the Community being 4,270 at the 2011 census having excluded Pant. Dowlais is notable within Wales and Britain for its historic association with ironworking; once employing, through the Dowlais Iron Company, roughly 5,000 people, the works being the largest in the world at one stage.

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Parish Information

Parish statistics

Area

331 hectares

Population

4,099 (2021)

Density

1,239 people/km2

Mean age

38.0

Ward

Dowlais

District

Merthyr Tydfil

Postcodes

CF48

ONS ID

W04000715


Council

Contact details for Dowlais Parish Council, including current councillors, precept data and election results.

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Education

View educational establishments in Dowlais Parish. Data includes OFSTED rating and current appointed governors.

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Business

Business directory listing local businesses operating within Dowlais Parish.

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Planning

View recent planning applications submitted for Dowlais Parish.

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Property

Price paid data for all property sold in Dowlais Parish since 2018. Includes average prices for each property type.

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Heritage

Local heritage sites, historic churches, heritage pubs plus local heritage initiatives for Dowlais Parish.

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Local News

Merthyr: Robber douses Lidl staff and customers in fuel

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Merthyr: Robber douses Lidl staff and customers in fuel

Published: 18th Dec 2023

Stretch of A465 to be closed for five weeks this summer

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Stretch of A465 to be closed for five weeks this summer

Published: 2nd Jul 2024