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"BISHOPSTON, or, LLAN DEILO FERWALT, in the Cwmwd of Gwyr, Cantref of Eginog (now called the Hundred of Swansea), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales; a Rectory valued in the King's Books at 9..6..8: Patron, The Bishop of Llandaff: Church dedicated to St. Teilo. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 303. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 102..18..9 1/2, at 7s. 10d., in the pound. It is 6 m. W. from Swansea. The whole of this Parish is inclosed, except about 100 acres. In 1728, Mrs. Catherine Rees left 100., which was laid out in Land; and 2..5..0 of the annual Interest thereof is now applied to the instruction of some poor Children, and the remainder is given away monthly in Bread. The Manor is supposed to belong to the See of Llandaff.  The Chapel of Caswell is in Ruins. There is a Lead mine in a Valley in this Parish, called All Slade, about a quarter of a mile from the Sea-shore. This Mine was re-opened about two years ago, and some Tons of Ore of a good quality were raised from it, but it was again dropped, either for want of Capital or Spirit in the Adventurers. Several Implements of the ancient Miners were discovered upon reopening it, which occasioned an idea that they perished in the Mine, but no remains of them were found. See Caswell. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, and Glebe Land,was 134..18..11."
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Bibliography
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Directories
Glamorgan Parish Map Land and Property
Maps
Population
Public Records
Schools

 

Bibliography

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

Church History

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

BISHOPSTON, St. Teilo     1831     - on the Church plans online site

Bishopston, St Teilo's Church

St Teilo's Church, Bishopston

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. Teilo, and is in the Benefice of Bishopston. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be located at grid reference SS578893.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1677-1891, Marriages, 1678-1838, Burials, 1677-1890. Visit their website for information on how to purchase these fiche.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1716-1807, 1810-1965 1716-1941 1716-1807, 1810-1900 - 1671, 1675, 1677-1678, 1681-1682, 1686-1687, 1690, 1693, 1696-1698, 1700-1702, 1704, 1707-1708, 1710, 1712-1713, 1716, 1727-1731, 1733-1776, 1778-1800, 1802-1803, 1805, 1807-1882, 1885, 1887-1890

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Bishopston 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 Mary Greatorex)

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

Bishopston - on wikipedia

Bishopston, Murton and Kittle villages

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for the Gower parishes, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

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 Bishopston was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.

1841 - 491 1851 - 513 1861 - 418 1871 - 457 1881 - 560 1891 - 628

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

  • Barland Common
  • Caswell
  • Murton  
  • Northway
  • Oldway
  • Pyle

 


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