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"FLEMINGSTON, in the Cwmwd of Pen y Bont, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Cowbridge), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Rectory valued in the King's Books at £4..18..9.: Patron, Thomas Wyndham, Esq.: Church dedicated to St. Michael. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 66. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £28..3..5: The Rates are levied by the acre. It is 4 m. S. from Cowbridge. This Parish contains about 600 acres of Land, all inclosed and cultivated. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, and Rent of Glebe Land, was £86..11..3. This Village derives its Name from the Family of Fleming, who possessed the Castle and Lordship of St. George's under Robert Fitzhamon. There are still some remains of a Castle adjoining the Church-yard; a part whereof is now used for purposes connected with husbandry."
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.



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

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

  • Parish Church of St. Michael


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

Glamorgan Chapels Database    -    No non-conformist chapels found in this parish

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 Cowbridge 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 ST017701.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1576-1900, Marriages, 1578-1839, Burials, 1576-1900.


Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1576-1991 1576-1748, 1757-1968 1576-1992 - 1721, 1724-1739, 1741-1751, 1753-1759, 1761-1814, 1816-1817, 1819-1829, 1831-1838

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

  • Flemingston Ecclesiastical Parish records    " ......... including facsimile register of baptism, marriage and burial, 1575-1725; registers of baptisms, 1726-1991; marriages, 1757-1968; burials, 1813-1992; confirmations, 1960-1983; churchwardens records, 1813-1957; miscellaneous papers, 1902-1966; accounts, 1861-1927"

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

  • Flemingston, St. Michael - Christenings (BT's), 1813-1870

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Flemingston which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc within Flemingston parish  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 Glenys Travis)

  • Flemingston [168]  -  Broadway, Flemingston Moor, Flemingston, Goodwell, New Barn, Rectory.

Description of parish from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.


Transcript of name listing for Cowbridge, and neighbouring parishes from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-


1858-1859 (Slaters Directory)   1880 (Slaters Directory)


Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Cutaway View of Flemingston Court, 16th century house, Flemingston on Peoples Collection Wales


This diagram shows the position of this parish within the county of Glamorgan - click on this to see a full size diagram of the county

Glamorgan Parish Map

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST016701 (Lat/Lon: 51.421293, -3.416597), Flemingston which are provided by:


The Population of Flemingston was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.

1841 - 74 1851 - 79 1861 - 63 1871 - 68 1881 - 55 1891 - 57

Public Records

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

  • Flemingston Civil Parish     "Copies of Flemingston tithe plan and apportionment, 1840 [copied 1980]"

  [Last Updated :  27 Nov 2012 -  Gareth Hicks]