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Cefn Golau Cholera Cemetery


This isolated site, set on the bleak mountainside to the west of Tredegar this is one of the most evocative in the South Wales Valleys.

With its few remaining gravestones set against the lowering skies, the site serves as unique introduction to one of the most painful chapters in the history of Blaenau Gwent. Here rest the mortal remains of at least two hundred people, victims of the "King of Terrors" – cholera. There were two major cholera epidemics in Tredegar, the first in 1832-33 and another seventeen years later in 1849. A lesser outbreak also struck the town in 1866.


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