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Afan Vale in the Parishes of Glyncorrwg and Llangynwyd

"AVAN VALE is an ecclesiastical parish formed Dec. 21, 1906, from Glyncorrwg and Llangynyd civil parishes. The church of St. Gabriel, in the village of Abergwynfi, erected in 1894, at a cost of £4000, by the late Miss Olive Talbot, of Margam, is a building of stone in the Early English style, ... : there are 600 sittings. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £300, in the gift of the Bishop of Llandaff and the Board of Patronage,...There is a mission room here. Caer Salem Welsh Baptist chapel, erected in 1881, is a building of stone, and will seat 500 people; Bethel English Baptist chapel, erected in 1887, has 300 sittings; the Congregational chapel, built in 1879 and rebuilt in 1889, has 500 sittings, and there are also Calvinistic Methodist, English Presbyterian and Wesleyan chapels. In this place are several collieries. The area of the Avan Vale ecclesiastical parish is 5410 to acres; the population in 1911 was б,388." [From  Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923  (ArchiveCDBooks)  - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]

"ABERGWYNFI is a village, 5 miles south-east, in the ecclesiastical parish of Avan Vale, with a terminal station on the Llynvi and Ogmore section of the Great Western railway from Bridgend, also a station on the Rhondda and Swansea Bay branch of that railway, 189½ miles from London. The village is lighted with gas, from works at Cymmer, the property of the Urban District Council." [From  Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923  (ArchiveCDBooks)  - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]

From 1906 a separate ecclesiastical parish

Church Records

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Ecclesiastical parish formed in 1906 from Glyncorrwg and Llangynwyd

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1907-1942 1907-1985 - - -

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

  • Afan Vale Ecclesiastical Parish records      " .........including registers of baptisms, 1907-1942; marriages, 1907-1985"

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