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Skewen in the Parish of Cadoxton Juxta Neath


These two books have been partially indexed by Dai Bevan


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Skewen 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

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

Skewen contains two Anglican churches :-

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

  • Skewen Ecclesiastical Parish records  "Skewen Ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1844 from the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath. St. John's church was consecrated in 1851. The church of St. Mary the Virgin, Pentreffynnon, was erected in 1904 and the mission church at Mooretown erected c1893. All Saints opened in 1948 and closed September 2001"
    " ........ records for St. John's church, St. Mary the Virgin, Pentreffynnon, All Saints and mission church including registers of banns, 1954-1989; services, 1957-1992; baptisms, 1850-1986; marriages, 1850-2003; burials, 1929-1972; confirmations, 1889-2004; glebe, 1921; licences, 1905; churchwardens, 1906-1963; parochial church council, 1920-1948; churchyard, 1890-1964; church affairs, 1905; photographs and miscellaneous records, 19th century-20th century
Non Conformist Registers Held at the West Glamorgan Archive Service  (WGAS)
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Wesleyan, English - 1907-1934 - SS 72349740

Y Capel, CM



Hermon CM  


You can see pictures of Skewen which are provided by:


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)

Historical Geography

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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS728973 (Lat/Lon: 51.660003, -3.840434), Skewen which are provided by:


Nos 3 & 4 Main collieries, Skewen  on the Welsh Coal Mines site

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

  • Llandarcy Oil Refinery   1919-1958    "The oil refinery was sited at Llandarcy near Skewen [Sgiwen] by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company Limited in 1921, ............................."
  • Main Colliery, Skewen Records         "The Main Colliery Company Limited was formerly the Dynevor Duffryn and Neath Abbey United Collieries Company Limited....................."
    "Minute books, 1889-1934; Reports, 1890-1925; Accounts, 1874-1933; Shareholders' records, 1889-1934; Production and sales records, 1884-1928; Property records; 1909-1931; Correspondence, 1889-1934; Receivership papers, 1889-1934; Maps and plans 1889-1934"


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

  • Coedffranc School, records   " ....... log books, 1894-1952."              "Coedffranc School (also known as Coedfranc, Skewen School), Coed-ffranc, Neath, Glamorgan, opened in 1894 as a board school. The girls' school became the senior department of Skewen Lower Junior School in 1950 before a new school called Rhydhir Secondary School was opened in 1953"  
  • Skewen Lower National School, records        ".... log books, 1867-1961."