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Glyncorrwg

"GLYN CORWG, in the Cwmwd of Rhwng Nedd ac Afan, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Neath), Co. of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Curacy, not in charge, with the Chapel of Blaen Gwrach, of the certified value of 10: Patron, The Right Hon. Lord Vernon: Church dedicated to St. John Baptist.  The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (consisting of the Hamlets of Blaen Gwrach, and Glyn Corwg) was 234.  The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 89..6..10 1/2. It is 8 m. E. b N. from Neath.  This Parish contains from eight to ten thousand acres of Land, the greatest part of which is mountainous and rocky.  The present worthy Minister, The Rev. Leyson Jones, very obligingly adds, 'Near the top of Craig y Llynn, is Llynn Fawr, almost a mile in Circumference: and upon its Summit is Carn Moesen, the highest point in the County of Glamorgan, and from which, on a clear day, the view is most extensive and magnificent'.  The stone Coal and Culm of this Parish are only worked for the consumption of the Inhabitants.  In the Church-yard of Glynn Corwg, are five remarkable Yew Trees, the largest of which (in 1810) measures 10 yards 4 inches in circumference.  A small Rivulet, called The Corwg, runs through the Hamlet, and empties itself into the River Afan.  According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Stipend, and Augmentation, was 59..8..4." 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 Maps
Occupations
Population
Public Records
Schools

Bibliography

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

References to Glyncorrwg in the British Library

Church History

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

Sketch of Glyncorrwg Church, by one of the Bacon sisters, 19th century - on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St John the Baptist Church

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. John the Baptist, is in the Benefice of Glyncorrwg with Afan Vale and Cymmer Afan, and the 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 SS874994.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1702-1905, Marriages, 1724-1837, Burials, 1702-1908. 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
1702-1988 1702-1971 1702-1940 1824-1923 1721, 1723-1728, 1730-1761, 1763-1813, 1815-1819, 1821-1822, 1824-1836

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) :-

 

Nonconformist Chapel Records held at West Glamorgan Archive Service (WGAS)

Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials  
Bethel Baptist   1971 - 1988    

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Glyncorrwg 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 Gareth Hicks)

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

Glyncorrwg - on Wikipedia

Cefn Ffordd, near Glyncorrwg - on the geograph.org.uk site

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Glyn-Neath, with Aberpergwm, Glyncorrwg, Blaenwrach and Resolven, from the Post Office Directory for 1871.

Maps

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

Occupations

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

Population

The Population of Glyncorrwg was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 136 1851 - 93 1861 - 322 1871 - 734 1881 - 1,288 1891 - 3,522

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

  • Blaengwynfi
  • Bryn Llydau
  • Cwmgwrach (On border with Llantwit juxta Neath parish and maybe should be included in latter)
  • Cymmer (Cymer)

[Last Updated :  15 Nov 2012 -  Gareth Hicks]

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