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Ewenny

"A parish on the Ewenny river near Bridgend, notable as the site of a Benedictine priory founded in 1140 by Maurice de Londres. The church remains almost intact and is a fine example of Norman work. The gateway and portions of the external wall of the monastry also survive."
[Glamorganshire, 1911]
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Cemeteries
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Glamorgan Parish Map Directories
Land and Property
Maps
Population
Public Records
Social Life and Customs

Bibliography

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

References to the town of Ewenny at

Cemeteries

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

Church History

The Parish of Ewenny

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

Ewenny Priory on the Castle Wales site

Transept of Ewenny Priory by JMW Turner, c 1797- on the People's Collection Wales site

Aerial photograph of Ewenny Priory in 1999 - on the

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. Michael, and is in the Benefice of Ewenny with St. Brides Major. 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 SS912778.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1738-1992 1755-1967 1714-1761, 1769-1942 - 1721, 1723-1817, 1819-1837

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

The following Religious Institutions are covered in the Mormon International Genealogical Index (IGI) :-

Description and Travel

"From Llandaff, our crusaders proceeded towards the Cistercian monastery of Margam, passing on their journey near the little cell of Benedictines at Ewenith, or Ewenny. This religious house was founded by Maurice de Londres towards the middle of the twelfth century. It is situated in a marshy plain near the banks of the little river Ewenny. "  
The Itinerary Through Wales and The Description of Wales by Giraldus Cambrensis (1188), The text is that of Sir Richard Colt Hoare who published an English translation in 1806, chiefly from the texts of Camden and Wharton . This extract is from the foot-notes in the Everyman's Library edition, (ed. Ernest Rhys) 1908.

Places, villages, farms etc within Ewenny 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)

See Description of parish from;

Ewenny Pottery

Ewenny - on Wikipedia

Directories

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

Land and Property

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 Ewenny was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 211 1851 - 272 1861 - 273 1871 - 295 1881 - 291 1891 - 288

Public Records

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

Social Life and Customs

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Brocastle
  • Corntown
  • Lampha/Lamphey

 


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