Tonteg ( _cy. Ton-Teg) is a
villagenear the townof Pontypriddin south Wales, and is located 14 km (9 miles) north west of Cardiff.
Tonteg sits on the west side of the
River Taffvalley, at the top of a hill known locally as "Powerstation Hill". The hill gets its name from the Upper Boatpower station which was situated at the bottom of the hill until it was demolished in 1972.
Tonteg sits right next to the village of
Church Villageand the boundaries between the two villages are blurred.
Welsh AssemblyGovernment are looking into the possibility of building a bypassto relieve the traffic that travels through Tonteg and Church Village on its way to Llantrisant. [citeweb|title='WAG gives go ahead for Church Village bypass'|url=http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/news/wales-news/2008/03/12/wag-gives-go-ahead-for-church-village-bypass-91466-20612389/|accessdate=2008-05-05]
The village has a fairly well preserved
12th centurymotte castlewith an intact moatcalled Tomen-Y-Clawdd. ["The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales". John Davies, Nigel Jenkins, Menna Baines and Peredur Lynch (2008) pg507 ISBN 9780708319536]
It used to have halts on two former rail lines that ran nearby -
Barry Railwayand Taff Vale Railway.
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=3435708 www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Tonteg and surrounding area]
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