is a small village
in Caerphilly county borough
Pontymister is attached to its neighbour the town of Risca.
Origins, History & Amenities
Originally a farm called Ty Isaf, the village came about as a need for housing for the local steel mill and chemical works workforces. Most houses were built in 1920 - 1925.
Pontymister steel works was famous for being the grave yard for steam trains. Many were brought there in the early '60's for their scrap value. Some were saved and moved onto Barry Docks.
Many local pubs still bare the names of steel making; the Rolling Mill, the Forge and Hammer, etc.
The Cistercian Way (Wales) waymarked long distance footpath passes through Pontymister