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"LLAN CIWG, in the Cwmwd of Derfedd, Cantref of Ffiniog (now called the Hundred of Llan Gefelach), Co. of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Perpetual Curacy, not in charge: Patron, John Herbert Lloyd, Esq.: Church ded. to St. Ciwg.  The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (including the Hamlets Allt Grūg, and Parcel Mawr) was 491.  The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was, viz., For the Hamlet Allt Grūg £ 20.7.6, For the Parcel Mawr £101.4.9, (total) £121.12.3 at 13s. in the pound. It is 6 m. N.W. from Neath.  This Parish contains about 15,000 acres of Land; of which, about one half is inclosed and cultivated.  It abounds with Iron ore, stone Coal, and Culm; great quantities whereof are conveyed by the Canal to Swansea, and exported to different parts of the Kingdom.  According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Augmentation, fixed Stipend, and Surplice Fees, was £51.10.0. "(From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811)
Bibliography
Census
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Directories
Emigration and Immigration
Genealogy
Glamorgan Parish Map History
Land and Property
Maps
Newspapers
Occupations
Population
Public Records
Schools
Social Life and Customs

Bibliography

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

Census

1871 census  - Llangiwg and Ystradgynlais parishes - Includes master indexes and full transcriptions, originally transcribed by the Ystradgynlais Family History Society

1891 census for Pontardawe Registration District - originally transcribed by the Glamorgan Family History Society

Description of Caegurwen hamlet based on the 1871 census - by Gareth Hicks

Church History

See the Cwmgors/Waun site for a database of local chapels and churches

Llangiwg Church on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)

1851 Religious census; here is an extract of data relating to Llangiwg parish's church/chapels

Rees, Thomas & Thomas, John. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru.   (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes 1871+.

Church Records

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

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

The church is dedicated to St. Ciwg, is in the Benefice of Llangiwg (Pontardawe), and Diocese of Swansea and Brecon. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be located at grid reference SN723056.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1703-1767, 1813-1892 1704-1859 1703-1767, 1813-1881 1823-1861 1672, 1677, 1682-1683, 1685-1686, 1690, 1693, 1696-1697, 1701-1702, 1704, 1707-1708, 1711-1713, 1725, 1727-1728, 1730-1734, 1736-1752, 1754-1779, 1782-1795, 1797-1800, 1802-1803, 1805-1835, 1839-1842, 1844, 1846-1847, 1851-1856, 1858, 1863, 1866
(At the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth)

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

The following Religious Institutions are covered in the Mormon International Genealogical Index (IGI) :-

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Llangiwg parish  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)

Description of parish from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.

Aerial photographs of Penlle'r castell on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)

Aerial photograph of Brynaman, 2001 - on the People's Collection Wales site

Brynaman - on Wikipedia

See the Picture Gallery on the Cwmgors/Waun site

Community Archives Wales   There is a vast amount of material on this site for Brynaman and Ystalyfera  (look under Group/Medium)

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Llangiwg, from Slaters Directory for 1871.

Kelly's Directory South Wales 1910 The data extracted relates to the villages of Lower Brynamman, Cwmgors, Gwauncaegurwen, and Rhydyfro and  Llanguicke parish in general with the exception of Pontardawe and Ystalyfera which have their own sections on the CD .

Kelly's Directory South Wales 1895  for the  'Swansea Valley', this extract covers only the villages of Lower Brynamman, Cwmgors, Gwauncaegurwen, Rhydyfro and Llanguicke parish in general

The Swansea Directory (Purriers) for 1913 -  the complete book is viewable on the Internet Archive  - has  Pontardawe, Clydach, Ystalyfera and Amman Valley trades sections

Kelly's Directory of South Wales 1923 for Llangiwg parish - covers  Lower Brynamman, Cwmgors, Gwauncaegurwen, Rhydyfro, Tairgwaith,Ynysmudw and the parish in general

Emigration and Immigration

Jones, Bill & Dr Huw Walters. On the American Frontiers: Amman Valley Emigrants in Texas, 1879-1880. The Carmarthenshire Antiquary, 37/2001.

Genealogy

See the Local People of Note section of the Cwmgors/Waun site

History

See  the Cwmgors/Waun site

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

 

Lewis. Joshua. History of y Gwrhyd, 1897. Index by Gareth Hicks 

Davies, John Henry. The History of Pontardawe and District , 1967. Index by Gareth Hicks. This book has a wide coverage of the parish and outside its borders.

Evans, Hywel Gwyn.  Twenty 20 Memories  Carmarthenshire County Council, 2006.   A collection of personal memories of people who live(d) in the villages of Brynaman, Cefn-bryn-brain, Cwmllynfell, Cwm-twrch, Pant-teg, Rhiw-fawr and Ystradowen          Introduction, Contents listing, and list of photographs

Rees, Enoch. The History of Brynamman 1883 & 1896. (Trans. from the original Welsh by Ivor Griffiths, Gorseinon.) Here is an index for the English version, with contents listing, and an index for the Welsh version, both by Anna Brueton

Thomas, Hugh. THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF A GLAMORGAN PARISH (Llangiwg). National Library of Wales journal Winter, 1975, Vol XIX/2 . pp 194-208. A complete extract of the first of three articles.

Thomas, Hugh. THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF A GLAMORGAN PARISH (Llangiwg). National Library of Wales journal Summer,1976, Volume XIX/3.  pp 227-242. A complete extract of the second of three articles.

Thomas, Hugh. THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF A GLAMORGAN PARISH (Llangiwg). National Library of Wales journal Winter,1976, Volume XIX/4.  pp 345-361. A complete extract of the final of three articles.

Land and Property

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

Maps

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

Newspapers

"The Llais Llafur was a weekly newspaper edited, printed and published at Ystalyfera in the upper reaches of the Swansea Valley between 1898 and 1971. ..............With the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Ystradgynlais Family History Society is having the complete run of the newspaper put on to microfilm and deposited in Ystradgynlais Library ........"

Occupations

Abernant Colliery on the Welsh Coal Mines site

See the Coal & Farms sections of the Cwmgors/Waun site

Population

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

1841 - 2,813 1851 - 4,229 1861 - 7,983 1871 - 8,312 1881 - 9,110 1891 - 9,707

Public Records

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

Schools

Schools/Education in  Llangiwg parish - on the Cwmgors/Waun site

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

Social Life and Customs

Walters, Huw. Cynnwrf Canrif : Agweddau Ar Ddiwylliant Gwern.  Cyhoeddiadau Barddas, Abertawe, 2004.  ISBN: 1900437678. Paperback, 372p.
A comprehensive collection of eight interesting and informative essays reflecting various aspects of the rich folk culture of the Aman and other south Wales valleys in the 19th century, written by a thorough researcher. Here is a review of the book by Tegwyn Jones (in Welsh)

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Allt-y-cham
  • Allt-y-grug
  • Blaenegel
  • Brynaman
  • Bryn cwmllynfell
  • Caegurwen
  • Cilmaengwyn
  • Craigllangiwg
  • Craigynisymedw
  • Cwmgors
  • Cwmllynfell
  • Cwmtwrch

 

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Llangiwg


[Last Updated : 13 Feb 2013 - Gareth Hicks]

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