Wyllie is a small village south of Blackwood in the county borough of Caerphilly, within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire, Wales.

History & Amenities

Most of the houses were built between 1926-1930 by the Tredegar Iron & Coal Company. The village takes its name from Alexander Keith Wyllie, the company's director.

Included in the village was a large church, post office and miners' institute which was converted into a pub in the 1990s. The post office has recently closed and the church has been replaced by a small block of apartments known as Marion Jones Court.

The village has recently expanded with the building of new houses on the old coal tip from Wyllie Colliery at the south end of the village.

External links

* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=2802990 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Wyllie and surrounding area]
* [http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk Welsh Coal Mines - research the local pit's histories]

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