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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

You can see pictures of Highlight which are provided by:

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

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]