Pontlottyn, Caerphilly, Wales

A view of Pontlottyn

Pontlottyn Police Station

Pontlottyn Police Station was once a busy building, as next door was the local Magistrates Court. Prisoners would be detained in the cells and placed before the court. In fact, the last man to be hanged in Wales was brought from that very building. The building also served as a makeshift mortuary.


This old police station was said to have been very haunted before it was sold off. Big, burly police officers would refuse to venture inside alone. The apparition of a long-ago retired Sergeant was seen there, and footsteps pacing empty corridors were heard.


Visitor Information

Pontlottyn (Welsh: Pontlotyn) is a village located in the county borough of Caerphilly, within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan, Wales.

It is situated just to the south of Rhymney, and to the west of the Rhymney River.

Pictured is the A469 road in Pontlottyn courtesy of Alzarian16. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.