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"LLAN GYNWYD FAWR, in the Cwmwd of Tir yr Hwndrwd, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Newcastle), County of GLAMORGAN South Wales: a discharged Vicarage valued in the King's Books at 19..5..0: Patron, The Right Hon. Lord Vernon: Church dedicated to St. Cynwyd. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 806. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was, 438..7..2 1/2. It is 7 m. N. b. E. from Bridgend. This Parish contains about 10,000 acres of Land, of which about one-third is uninclosed. It is situate near the rise of the River Lynfi, which afterwards joins the Ogwr. This Parish abounds with Coal, and Iron ore. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes only, was 149..13..11. Near the Village is an old Cromlech, partly demolished, which is called The Old Church; and the Field, in which it stands, is called Old Church Field. Here Edward the Second found a retreat in his adversity".
From:
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Bibliography
Cemeteries
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Directories
Glamorgan Parish Map History
Maps
Military History
Occupations
Population
Public Records
Schools

Bibliography

References to Llangynwyd and Maesteg in the British Library

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

Richards, Brinley. M.A The History of the Llynfi Valley. Cowbridge, 1982.  Contents listing by Daniel Verkys.

Keen, Richard. Ogmore, Llynfi & Garw Valleys in Old Photographs . Index by Huw Daniel

Cemeteries

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :- Visit their website for information on how to purchase.

Church History

Chapels Database  - a  list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parish

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Cynwyd's Church

Extract from the 1851 Religious Census relating to the parish and church

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. Cynwyd, is in the Benefice of Llangynwyd with Maesteg, and the diocese of Llandaff. 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 SS857888.

Anglican Parish Register Deposits
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts Deposited
1662-1769, 1849-1901 1662-1753, 1851-1909 1662-1769, 1856-1902 - 1721, 1723-1837 GRO
1662-1849 1662-1851 1662-1856 1847-1863 1721, 1723-1882 NLW

GRO - Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
NLW - National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

Non Conformist Registers Held at the Public Record Office, London
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Bethesda, Congregational 1807-1837 - - SS 85738891

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Llangynwyd 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 Rina Callingham)

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

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Maesteg, with the parishes and villages of Cwmdu, Baidan, Bettws, Llangeinor, Llangynwyd, Nantyfyllon and Spelter, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

History

Description of Llangynwyd Castle at www.castlewales.com by Jeff Thomas (OS Map 170 SS 852887 R2)

Aerial photograph of Bwlwarcau Iron Age hill fort, Llangynwyd, 1999 - on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)

Mari Lwyd and Llangynwyd - on Folk Wales

Maps

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

Military History

WWI Honor Roll in Abergwynfi, from a posting to the Glamorgan mailing list

Occupations

Avon Colliery, Abergwynfi on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Coal mines that were in production at various times in the Llynfi Valley in the period 1840-1985. A list by David Lewis

Population

The Population of Llangynwyd was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 4,155 1851 - 5,479 1861 - 7,002 1871 - 8,944 1881 - 9,782 1891 - 10,560

Public Records

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

Schools

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

 

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

Llangynwyd


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