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"HIGHLIGHT, an extra-parochial district in the hundred of DINAS - POWIS, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (S. W.) from Cardiff. The population is returned with that of the adjacent parish of Merthyr-Dovan. It comprises an extent of about four hundred acres, forming two farms, the occupants of which have a pew in the church of Merthyr-Dovan, where they attend divine service." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)


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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Highlight 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)

  • Highlight (175); Coed Mawr; Golf Course; Highlight; River Waycock
You can see pictures of Highlight which are provided by:

Historical Geography

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


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 ST099697 (Lat/Lon: 51.419079, -3.297159), Highlight which are provided by:


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

1841 - 21 1851 - 19 1861 - 15 1871 - 18 1881 - 16 1891 - 15

[Last Updated : 27 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]