(originally from pen+yr+alltau)
The name means 'head or top of the incline', referring to the geographical location of the settlement. The 'u' has disappeared as frequently in South and South East Wales, the word-ending 'au' (pronounced 'ah-ee') becomes 'ah' or 'eh' in the local Welsh dialect. A former colliery site, the area now has an attractive country park.
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