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Help and advice for Canton in the Parish of Llandaff

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Canton in the Parish of Llandaff

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Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

Canton contains three Anglican churches :-

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

  • Canton,St. John Ecclesiastical Parish records         "......... including registers of baptisms, 1858-1924; marriages, 1858-1927; banns, 1914-1968; service registers, 1861-1967; church organisations, 1895-1900; vestry minutes, 1864-183; terrier and inventory, 1906; parochial church council, 1920-1951"


Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Conway Road, Wesleyan 1891-1922 - - ST 16577699
You can see pictures of Canton which are provided by:


Transcript of name listing for Cardiff, from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-
1880 (Slater's Directory) (302k)

Historical Geography

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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Canton (City Lodge) to another place.


The Manor of Canton - from Cardiff Records, Volume II, Chapter I  NOTES ON THE MANORS OF THE CARDIFF DISTRICT . (Brtitish History Online)

James, Christopher. Memories of Canton, Cardiff, around 1900. Written pre 1974, here is a transcript of the article  contributed by Peter Meazey


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST173765 (Lat/Lon: 51.481339, -3.192355), Canton which are provided by:

Public Records

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

  • Canton Civil Parish records      " .... comprising vestry minutes book, 1883-1902"
    "The parish of Canton was created in 1858 from the parts of the parishes of Leckwith and Llandaff lying within the borough of Cardiff. The whole of the civil parish was incorporated into Cardiff County Borough in 1875"
  • Canton  Local Board of Health        "Minutes of Canton Local Board of Health, 1859-1875; and mortgage register, 1864-1869."