Joseph Parry's Cottage
4 Chapel Row is a fine example of a typical ironworker's
cottage. Built in the 1820's for the workers of the Cyfarthfa
Ironworks, the cottage was the birthplace in 1841 of Joseph Parry,
Wales best known composer. His much loved 'Myfanwy' is still
a favourite of Welsh Male Voice Choirs to this day.
The interior of the cottage is set in the 1840's, and shows the
living conditions of the ironworkers at the time when Parry was a
young boy. The upstairs galleries house an exhibition about
Parry's life and work, and a small section giving further
background to Merthyr Tydfil's industrial past.
You can keep up to date with developments at Joseph Parrys
Cottage by visiting www.cyfarthfa.com.
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