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Cadoxton-Juxta-Neath

CADOXTON, or, LLAN CATWG, 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 Chapels of Aber Pergwn, and Crynant, and valued in the King's Books at 5.11.10 1/2: Patron, Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq.; Church dedicated to St. Catwg.  The resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (consisting of the Hamlets of Blaen Honddan, Coed Ffrangc, Dyffryn Clydach, Dylais Issa, Dylais Uwcha, Glynn Neath Canol, Glynn Neath Issa, Glynn Neath Uwcha, and Ynys y Mond) was 3482.  The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was, 1162.17.5. It is 1/2 m. N. from Neath. There were formerly two Chapels in this Parish, both of which are now demolished.  It is a hilly District, and abounds with Coals; and has the advantage of the Neath Canal, which runs twelve miles Northwards to the Mountains.  This Parish is remarkable for the Longevity of its Inhabitants; and present several fine Cascades.  According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, and Augmentation, was 79.15.3.  "Richard de Grainville and Constance his wife gave their Chapel in the Castle at Neath, the Tythes belonging to it, a large Tract of waste Land, and other Possessions, in the reign of Henry the First, to the Abbot and Convent of Savigny near Lyons in France, that they might build an Abbey here.  And a very fair Abbey (dedicated to The Holy Trinity) was built accordingly on the West side of the river, a little below the Town, for Monks of the Order of Savigny, or Fratres Grisei, who soon afterwards became Cistertians......." Tanner's Not. Mon.(A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales,Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811)
Bibliography
Business and Commerce Records
Cemeteries
Census
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Directories
Glamorgan Parish Map History
Land and Property
Maps
Occupations
Population
Public Records
Schools

Bibliography

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

References to the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath at

An on-line index to the book Old Neath & District in Pictures, volumes 1, 2 & 3 have been provided by Brian Wagstaffe.

A book titled The History of the Vale of Neath by D. Rhys Phillips, 1925, has been indexed by Brian Wagstaffe.

Business and Commerce Records

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

Cemeteries

Villages of the Neath Valley and their burial grounds, by Brian Wagstaffe

Census

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing an enumerated transcription and a personal name index. These are available for the years :

Visit their website for information on how to purchase.

Church History

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

Images and History of the church of St. Catwg, Cadoxton juxta Neath, by Brian Wagstaffe

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St Catwg Church

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

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 parish church is dedicated to St. Cattwg, and is in the Benefice of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath. 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 SS756985.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1721 - 1899, Marriages, 1721 - 1837, Burials, 1721 - 1899. Visit their website for information on how to purchase these fiche.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1638-1674, 1653-1679 (Lay Registers), 1738-1965 1638-1674, 1653-1679 (Lay Registers), 1738-1935 1638-1647, 1653-1679 (Lay Registers), 1738-1919 1823-1844 1721, 1723-1733, 1735-1736, 1738-1817, 1818-1837

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

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

Description and Travel

"The monastery of Neath was situated on the banks of a river of the same name, about a mile westward of the town and castle.....In the time of Leland this abbey was in a high state of preservation, for he says, ' Neth abbay of white monkes, a mile above Neth town, standing in the ripe of neth, semid to me the fairest abbay of al Wales.' The remains of the abbey and of the adjoining priory-house are considerable; but this ancient retirement of the grey and white monks is now occupied by the inhabitants of the neighbouring copper-works. "
The Itinerary Through Wales and The Description of Wales by Giraldus Cambrensis (1188).The text is that of Sir Richard Colt Hoare who published an English translation in 1806, chiefly from the texts of Camden and Wharton . This extract is from the foot-notes in the Everyman's Library edition, (ed. Ernest Rhys) 1908.

Places, villages, farms etc within Cadoxton juxta Neath  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.

Images of Neath and District, by Brian Wagstaffe

Cadoxton juxta Neath  - on wikipedia

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Neath and district, from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-

1822-1823 (Pigot's Directory) 1858-1859 (Slater's Directory) (50k)

History

Images and History of the old Neath Abbey Iron Works, by Brian Wagstaffe

Neath Valley and the Neath & Tennant Canals, by Brian Wagstaffe

Various Historical databases relating to Cadoxton-juxta-Neath parish - contributed by Linda Ware

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

Occupations

The Copper Industry in the Neath Valley by Brian Wagstaffe

Duffryn Main No 1 Colliery, Bryncoch (near Neath) on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Population

The Population of Cadoxton juxta Neath was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.

1841 - 5,794 1851 - 7,314 1861 - 8,209 1871 - 8,778 1881 - 10,482 1891 - 11,593

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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