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Coychurch

"COED DU CHURCH, or, LLAN CRALLO, in the Cwmwd of Tir yr Hwndrwd, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Newcastle), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Rectory, with the Chapel of Peterstone, and valued in the King's Books at 21..1..8: Patron, Thomas Wyndham, Esq.: Church dedicated to St. Crallo. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (including the Hamlets of Coed Du Higher, Coed Du Lower, Pen Coed and Peterstone) was 669. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was, 352..13..6. It is 2 1/2 m. N. E. from Bridgend. This Parish contains about 4000 acres of Land, three-fourths of which are under cultivation. It abounds with Coals, and Quarries of Slate and Tomb-stones, and excellent Lime-stone. Coychurch, its usual Appellation, is a Contraction of Coed Du Church, that is, The Church of the Black Forest: The Welsh Name is Llan Crallo, or, Crallo's Church, a Saint of the Fifth Century, and the Founder of this Church. "
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Bibliography
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Directories

Glamorgan Parish Map

Genealogy
Maps

Population
Public Records

Schools

Bibliography

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

References to Coychurch at the British Library

Church History

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

COYCHURCH, St. Crallo   1866-1876  - on the Church plans online site

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 church is dedicated to St. Crallo, and is in the Benefice of Coychurch with Llangan and St. Mary Hill. 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 SS939796.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1733-1900, Marriages, 1723-1837, Burials, 1736-1900. 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
1736-1794, 1797-1959 1736-1808, 1813-1953 1736-1867, 1882-1935 1899-1969 1721, 1723-1724, 1726-1787, 1789-1790, 1792-1794, 1797-1837

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

Places, villages, farms etc within Coychurch 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.

Coychurch - on Wikipedia

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Bridgend and district, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Genealogy

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

Population

The Population of Coychurch was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 1,088 1851 - 1,071 1861 - 1,215 1871 - 1,238 1881 - 1,365 1891 - 1,500

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

  • Penprysk
  • Shelf
  • Tregroes
  • Tremains
  • Wern Tarw

[Last Updated : 21 Nov 2012 -  Gareth Hicks]

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