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Neath Abbey in the Parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath

Church Records
Land and Property

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 The Abbey, Neath Abbey

The church is dedicated to St. Mary, is in the Benefice of Skewen, 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 located at grid reference SS732974.

Anglican Parish Registers
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
No Registers have been deposited yet


Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited/
Ebenezer, English Wesleyan
*only items shown on
WGAS online list
1810-1817, 1837-1856,
*1918-1981 - SS 73669752 WGAS
Ebenezer, Wesleyan 1929-1965 - - SS 73669752 NLW

NLW - National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
WGAS - West Glamorgan Archive Service


Neath Abbey on  Castle Wales

Neath Abbey on the Neath Port Talbot site

Aerial photograph of Neath Abbey Mansion, 1997 + other views    - on the People's Collection Wales site

Neath Abbey - on Wikipedia

Land and Property

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

  • Neath Abbey Estate, papers    1571-1947     "The Neath Abbey estate was a compact area to the north and west of the town of Neath, in the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, Glamorgan, which were given for the foundation of Neath Abbey in 1130. After its dissolution in 1539 the lands of the abbey were sold to Sir Richard Williams alias Cromwell. The family however did not occupy the abbey, and it was sold towards the end of the century to Sir John Herbert,..........................."  
  • Dynevor, Lords     "Draft leases from the Lords Dynevor of building plots on the Neath Abbey estate together with atttached site plans 1876-1939; draft tenancy agreement: Lord Dynevor to Sidney Thomas for Tynyrheol Farm, Cadoxton with attached plan 1935; draft tenancy agreement: Hon. Charles Rhys to William Mayberry, for land at Blaenhonddan, Cadoxton with attached plan 1946"
  • Dynevor estate, records   Including  " ........ records of the Neath Abbey estate, including records of the manor of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, from 1602;........................."
  • Dynevor (Neath Abbey) estate papers    1668-1944      ".................comprising deeds, 1668-1935; rentals and accounts, 1786-1944; wills of the Rice family, 1779-1845; sale catalogues of parts of the estate, 1837-1838; correspondence concerning damage to property from mine workings of Raven colliery, Garnant, Carmarthenshire; plans, 1770-1871, including a volume of the survey of Neath Abbey by John Davies, 1770-1771, and a volume of plans of the Neath Canal, 1792-1892."
  • Neath Abbey Estate papers: mineral leases      1791-1895


Cwrt Herbert Colliery (near Neath Abbey) on the Welsh Coal Mines site

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

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

  • D. Rhys Phillips Papers      "Research and original papers ..........mainly towards a history of the vale of Neath, 1622-1897, including extracts from the letter-books of Alfred Fox of the Neath Abbey Coal Co., 1820-1858, and accounts of the Vale of Neath Railway, 1850-1862;.....................Neath Abbey Coal Co., 1865-1874, ...................."  
  • Neath Abbey Coal Company, records  1823-1874       "This concern was set up by the proprietors of the Neath Abbey Iron Works.....................The first contract to dig coal under the Dyffryn estate was made in 1806 by the Fox family,......................................"


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

  • Neath Abbey School, records              "School log books, 1863-1922"

  [Last Updated : 3 Oct 2012 - Gareth Hicks]