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Pontarddulais in the Parish of Llandeilo-Talybont

Business and Commerce Records

  • Clayton Tinplate Company Limited
    1883-1955: corporate records
    [British Steel Records Centre, Shotton, Shotton Works, Deeside CH5 2NH - Reference: HMC list]
  • Cory, Yeo & Company, colliery owners
    19th cent: records
    [West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea - Reference: D/D SB]
  • Pontardulais Chemical Company Limited
    1770-1937: deeds and papers, with Felinisha Mill
    [University of Swansea Library]
  • Teilo Tinplate Company Limited
    1869-1947: correspondents, ledgers, cost, stock and wages records
    [University of Swansea Library]

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

  • Teilo Tinplate Works           "Amended memorandum and new articles of association 1930; registers of members 1879-1938; register of mortgage debentures 1911; weekly reports concerning coal consumption, blackplate, yield etc. 1943-1947; balance sheet 1938; nominal ledger No. 3 1939-1950; cost sheets with attached list of staff salaries and balances of orders 1938-1939; makes, yields and cost-sheet 1945-1947; wage-cost sheet 1938-1939; weekly wage-analysis sheets 1943-1944; wage-cost sheet 1942-1947; stock file 1947."
    "The Teilo Tinplate Works were situated in Pontarddulais, West Glamorgan. In 1880 the Teilo Tinplate Company Limited was formed operating three mills on the site. The directors at this date included Messrs. William Bright of the Clayton works, Rees Harries, Thomas Williams, Dr. David Griffiths and E. Isaac .................."

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Pontarddulais area or see them printed on a map.

Church Records

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

The church is dedicated to St. Michael, is in the Benefice of Llandeilo-Talybont (Pontarddulais), and Diocese of Swansea and Brecon. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website.

Anglican Parish Registers
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
No Registers have been deposited yet
Non Conformist Registers Held at the West Glamorgan Record Office, Swansea
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Trinity, Wesleyan 1810-1817, 1837-1856, 1885-1930 - - SN 59260348

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Pontarddulais which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Pontarddulais 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 Pontarddulais (church) to another place.


From Tin to Paraffin: the story of Thomas Brothers the Oil, Pontardulais   by David N Thomas - with photographs

From Fountain to River: Dylan Thomas and the Bont.   The article by Deric John and David Thomas  first appeared in the autumn 2010 issue of Cambria. The version on the website contains Notes and family trees, as well as an opportunity to view a good many photographs.

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

  • Glyn Hopkins Papers  [c. 1802]-1976 (accumulated [c. 1929]-1976)    "Papers of Glyn Hopkins, [c. 1802]-1976, mainly comprising his draft articles and historical notes relating to Llanedi and Yr Hendy, Carmarthenshire, and Pontarddulais, Glamorgan, and to local place names; and a vestry book, [c. 1802]-1827, of Llanedi."


Evans, E Lewis (ed). The history of Pontardulais & Rebecca in Pontardulais Translated in September 1985 by Ivor Griffiths from "Hanes Pontarddulais" written by various contributors in 1949. Index by Tina Morgan 2001

 John, Deric & Alun Rees et al.  Historical and Hysterical Tales of Pontardulais Public Houses. Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, Llanrwst, 2008.

Land and Property

Dyffryn estate, Pontardulais
1884-1954: rentals, vouchers, sale catalogues
[Glamorgan Archive Service, Cardiff]


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN597034 (Lat/Lon: 51.711696, -4.032161), Pontarddulais which are provided by:


Pontardulais Public Houses - a Deric John site

Graig Merthyr Colliery (near Pontardulais)  on the Welsh Coal Mines site


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

  • Pontarddulais School, records     ".... log books, 1878-1938"