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"BAGLAN, in the Cwmwd of Rhwng Nedd ac Afan, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Neath), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Curacy, not in charge, to the Vicarage of Aber Afan: Patron, Lord Vernon: Church dedicated to St. Baglan.  The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 251. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 121..19..2 1/2. It is 4 m. S.b.E. from Neath. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, and Augmentation, was 52. This Parish contains about 3000 acres of land; of which, 2200 acres are inclosed and cultivated, and the remainder is Common. The Right Honourable Lord Vernon is the principal Proprietor.  Near the Church is a Well, which is famous for curing ricketty Children; but, according to the vulgar opinion, only on the first three Thursdays in May."
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

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Archives and Libraries

Baglan Library

Bibliography

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

References to Baglan at the British Library

Church History

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

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of the old St Baglan Church (St Mary's?)

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Baglan's Church

Images and History of the churches of St. Baglan and St. Catherine, Baglan, by Brian Wagstaffe

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. Catherine, is in the Benefice of Baglan, 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 SS753929.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1769-1874 1769-1923 1769-1904 1823-1844 1721, 1723-1837

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Baglan  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 Gareth Hicks)

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

Baglan - on Wikipedia

Land and Property

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

Maps

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

Population

The Population of Baglan was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 548 1851 - 558 1861 - 715 1871 - 621 1881 - 672 1891 - 624

Public Records

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

Schools

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

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