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Brynamman (also spelt Brynaman) is a village sitting on the south facing side of the Black Mountain, part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The village is split in two into Upper Brynamman and Lower Brynamman by the River Amman which also acts as the boundary between the counties of Carmarthenshire and Neath Port Talbot (the old county of West Glamorganshire). Ruins of stone dwellings (possibly prehistoric), an early type of lime Kilns and rectangular buildings (Medieval) found on the mountain show that man has lived in this area for a long time.

In the 18th century the industrial revolution, in the form of iron and tin works and especially coal mining, transformed the area from a small, scattered farming community to a built-up, highly populated commercial centre. The Welsh language was at the fore and the successful participation in local and national eisteddfodau by numerous village people, choirs and bands put Brynamman on the map.

It was once a thriving village, with three bank branches on Station Road in Upper Brynamman alone. Today there are no industries in or around the village, its inhabitants having to commute to Ammanford, Swansea or Llanelli for work. The whole area has become more attractive to live in especially for those who love the country side and the wild open areas available for walking on the Black Mountain. It is still a stronghold for the Welsh language and children are taught it in school and it is spoken by a high majority of the local people.

Brynamman was previously known as Gwter Fawr (possibly misspelled here), and the name was changed when the railway from Ammanford reached the village.

 Cinemas in Brynamman:
 Public Hall Cinema
       Station Road
       SA18 1SG
 012969 823232

 Rugby in Brynamman: Bryamman RFC

 Pubs/Bars in Brynamman:
 Black Mountain Inn
       126 Mountain Road
       Upper Brynamman
       SA18 1AN
 01269 823455

 Bridgend Inn
       3 Station Road
       Upper Brynamman
       SA18 1SF

 Crown Inn
       Park Street
       Lower Brynamman
       SA18 1TF
 01269 825510

 Derlwyn Arms
       Mountain Road
       Upper Brynamman
       SA18 1AN
 01269 826380

 Tregib Arms
       39 Cwmgarw Road
       Upper Brynamman
       SA18 1BY
 01269 823290

 B&B's/Guesthouses in Brynamman:
 Pen y Graig Canol
       69-71 Mountain Road
       SA18 1AN
 01269 824336
 [email protected]

 Take Aways in Brynamman:
 Brynamman Fish Bar (Fish and Chips)
       18 Mountain Road
       Upper Brynamman
       SA18 1AE
 01269 824552

 The Fish Shop (Fish and Chips)
       31 Station Road
       Upper Brynamman
       SA18 1SF
 01269 826765


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