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"ABER AFAN, in the Cwmwd of Rhwng Nedd ac Afan, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Neath), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Vicarage, with the Curacy of Baglan, valued in the King's Books at 9.4.9 1/2: Patron, Lord Vernon: Church dedicated to St. Mary.  The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 275.  The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 16.19.10 1/2.  It is 6 m. S. b. E. from Neath.  There is no Charter for a Market here, but one has been holden, for about a century past.  The Fair is on the 30th of April.  This is one of the contributary Boroughs with Caerdiff, which send one Member to Parliament. The Corporation consists of a Portrieve, who is elected annually, of Aldermen and Burgesses.  This Parish contains about 1510 acres of land. The Castle is in ruins.  It is situate at the entrance of the river Afan, upon the Bristol Channel: and has some great Copper-works in the neighborhood. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from the great Tythes which are taken in kind, and Glebe, was 28.13.10." (From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.)
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Glamorgan Parish Map Directories
Public Records


Here is a substantial reading list of books which relate to Glamorgan, either county or parish.

References to the town of Aberavon at

Church History

Chapels Database  - a  list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parish

ABERAVON, St. Mary   1857-1860  - on the Church plans online site

Aberavon, St Mary -   see Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph

The Parish of Aberavon

Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

The church is dedicated to St. Mary, is in the Benefice of Aberavon, and Diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be found at grid reference SS763903.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1748-1948 1747-1947 1747-1955 - 1696, 1721-1837

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-


Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited/
Zion, Bible Christian/
English Wesleyan
- 1907-1963 - SS 76449023 WGAS
Water Street, Baptist
* not shown on current   WGAS online list
- 1958-1975 - SS 76339003 WGAS
Carmel, Calvinistic Methodist 1815-1837 - - SS 76479011 WGAS
Tabernacle, Congregational 1822-1837 - - SS 76669038 WGAS
Bethel, Primitive Methodist - 1932-1962 - SS 76439037 WGAS

WGAS - West Glamorgan Archive Service

The following Religious Institutions are covered in the Mormon International Genealogical Index (IGI) :-

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Aberavon parish  as shown on the online parish map from the CD of   Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. (Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R.). (Extracted by Rina Callingham)

Description of parish from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.

Aberavon - on Wikipedia


Transcript of complete name listing for Port Talbot and neighbourhood, from Slaters Directory for 1858-1859.


View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;


Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;


Aberavon Historical Friends


Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Blackwells
  • Corlannau

[Last Updated :  21 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

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