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Gwauncaegurwen in the Parish of Llangiwg


References to Gwaun-cae-gurwen at


Hen Garmel Graveyard, Gwauncaegurwen - a transcription by Gareth Hicks of information on the headstones of part of Old Carmel graveyard, taken from a copy document deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Gwaun Cae Gurwen area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

See under Chapels and Churches on the Cwmgors/Waun site

Huws, L C Rev. Annibynwyr Gwauncaegurwen, 1942 has been translated and indexed by Gareth Hicks and provides history on the Carmel Independent Chapel in Gwauncaegurwen, and Tabernacl Independent Chapel in Cwmgors

Church Records

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

Gwauncaegurwen, Chapel of ease to Llangiwg

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1936-1976 1892-1970 - - -


Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the Public Record Office, London
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Hen Gapel, Congregational 1822-1837 - - SN 71011134

Description and Travel

Gwauncaegurwen - on Wikipedia

You can see pictures of Gwaun Cae Gurwen which are provided by:


Cwmgors and Gwaun-cae-gurwen.    A collection of links and genealogical material relating to the district surrounding these adjoining villages in the parish of Llangiwg

Central Midwives Board , Register of Cases 1906-1927  Midwife ; Margaret Davies, Coffee Tavern, 34 Gors Street, Cwmgors (some Gwaun-cae-gurwen) A listing of names/dates from the register --- compiled by Gareth Hicks

Historical Geography

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


Evans, Jonah. Hen Gymeriadau Cwmgors a'r Waun o'r flwyddyn 1840   [Old Characters of Cwmgors and Gwauncaegurwen from the year 1840], 1907. Index and translation by Jenni Hyatt


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN704119 (Lat/Lon: 51.790657, -3.880550), Gwaun Cae Gurwen which are provided by:


See under Coal Mining and Farms on the Cwmgors/Waun site

Steer Pit, East Pit & Maerdy Pit, Gwaun-cae-gurwen  on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Davies, Ifor. History of Coal Mining in the Amman Valley . Bi-lingual. Published by the author, 2001. A list of chapter headings and photographs by Gareth Hicks.

Evans, William John. Pit Memories [Up and Under].1989. Indexes by Gareth Hicks. Index of Photographs - Index of Chapter Headings

Reynolds, Paul R.  The 1838 Gwaun-cae-Gurwen railway : an abandoned  feeder to the Swansea canal.  Journal of the Railway & Canal Historical Society, 32:7 (1998), 500-505. Publisher: Railway and Canal Historical Society. ISSN 00338834.  Full article with content regarding coalmining


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

  • Gwauncaegurwen School Log Books           "Gwaun Cae Gurwen Primary School was established as a British School in 1867." 
    "Log books of Gwaun Cae Gurwen Primary School, 1867-1936."