Welsh house names in the Black Country and another angling session this evening

My eldest daughter and her family went to Barmouth today by train.

As they were out for the whole day, my wife and I went to their home to let their Staffordshire bull terrier out.

Taking her for a walk around Cradley Heath in the Black Country, where they live, I was pleasantly surprised to see a house called Nant Mynydd.

Then, on the way back, I noticed that the one next door had the name Craig-y-don.

I’d love to know the story behind that.


  1. My uncle and aunt, originally from Port Talbot lived in Bilston in a house they named Crag-y-don, and when they moved to Gloucester the house there was also so named.

    And my house, named by my Dad, is Pen-Ton…. ‘brow of the hill’ named after a house also just down the road from where my grandparents lived in Port Talbot….

    1. Interesting, Steve.
      Craig-y-don is a common name for houses.
      I’ve been saying since we moved in, I need to give ours a Welsh name!