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Crynant in the Parish of Cadoxton Juxta Neath

Business and Commerce Records

Crynant Colliery Co Ltd
1900-1945: corporate records
[Glamorgan Archive Service, Cardiff - Reference: D/D PD]


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Crynant area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

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

An ancient chapelry of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath with earlier Baptisms, Marriages & Burials entered in the registers of the mother church

The parish church is dedicated to St. Margaret, is in the Benefice of Crynant, 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 SN794048.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
- 1838-1942 1879-1938 - -

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

  • Crynant Ecclesiastical Parish records     "Crynant is a modern parish within the rural deanery of Upper Groneath in the diocese of Llandaff. It was created from the village of Crynant that formerly laid within the parish of Dylais Higher. St. Margaret's Church was constructed c1910 as a chapel of ease to St. Mary's church, Seven Sisters."
    " ......... records including registers of marriages, 1838-1942; burials, 1879-1938; services, 1916-1927; preachers books, 1905-1916; churchwardens accounts, 1913-1936; parochial church council, 1919-1930; photographs, 1909-1910"


Non Conformist Registers Held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Bethel, Wesleyan 1929-1965 - - SN 79500513
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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Crynant has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Cwm Dulais Historical Society  -  "Its main catchment area comprises the villages of Coelbren, Banwen, Dyffryn Cellwen, Pantyffordd, Seven Sisters, and Crynant. It also includes Cilfrew and Aberdulais"

Land and Property

Creunant estate 1722-1970: deeds and rentals
[West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea - Reference: D/D Xge]


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN794047 (Lat/Lon: 51.727964, -3.747622), Crynant which are provided by:


Cefn Coed Colliery Museum

View of the surviving buildings at Cefn Coed Colliery - on the People's Collection Wales site

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

  • Colliery Cost book for Torcefn, Brynteg, Crynant, Seven Sisters, Rhyding, Gellia.     6th June 1883-17th April 1886
  • David Henry Rees (Glanamman)       "David Henry Rees or 'D.H.' as he was often known was born in 1895. ............ During the 1920s and 1930s he was politically active and in 1936 he was imprisoned in Swansea Gaol following disturbances in Crynant when the Anthracite Combine used blackleg labour to defeat the strike............."


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

  • Crynant National School Records   " ............ comprising log books, 1869-1983; HMI reports, 1871-1881; Board of Education circulars, 1909-1920"