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Dyffryn in the Parish of Cadoxton Juxta Neath

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

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St Matthew's Church

The church is dedicated to St. Matthew, and is in the Benefice of Dyffryn. 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 SS738998.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1871-1965 1874-1970 1872-1960 - 1909-1910
(National Library of Wales)

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

  • Dyffryn Ecclesiastical Parish records     "Dyffryn is a modern parish within the rural deanery of Upper Groneath in the diocese of Llandaff. It is situated 2 miles north east of Neath in the hundred of Neath. It was formed from Cadoxton-juxta-Neath and Skewen ancient parishes in 1873 and includes the hamlet of Brynoch. The church, dedicated to St. Matthew, was built in 1871 and enlarged in 1884-5."      
    " ..... records including registers of baptisms, 1871-1965; marriages, 1874-1970; burials, 1872-1960; banns, 1875-1983; services, 1925-1962; churchwardens accounts, c1933-1976; parochial church council minutes, 1920-1955; vestry minutes, 1874-1931; church affairs, 1884-1914; quota, 1923-1947; church organisations, 1888-1914"

Description and Travel

Extracts from  Official Guide to Dyffryn Clydach, published by the council in 1993 - illustrated  with some of Dai's own pictures.

Public Records

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

  • Dyffryn Clydach Parish Council minutes 1894-1992

  [Last Updated : 16 Dec 2011 - Gareth Hicks]