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"LLAN ILID, in the Cwmwd of Maenor Rhuthyn, Cantref of Penythen, (now called the Hundred of Cowbridge), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Rectory, with the Curacy of Llan Haran, valued in the King's Books at £7..15..7 1/2: Patron, The Lord Chancellor: Church dedicated to St. Ilid. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 138. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £66..17..8, at 4s. in the pound. It is 4 m. N.N.W. from Cowbridge. This Parish contains about 900 acres of Land, all inclosed and mostly cultivated. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, Glebe, and Augmentation, was £92..17..8."
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.



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

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

  • Parish Church of St. St. Illid & St. Curig


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llanilid 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

Glamorgan Chapels Database  - no non-conformist chapels found in this parish

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. Illtyd, is in the Benefice of Llanilid with Pencoed, 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 SS977813.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1696-1922, Marriages, 1730-1834, Burials, 1696-1924. Visit their website for information on how to purchase these fiche.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1706-1812,1815-1987 1754-1834, 1839-1970 1706-1987 - 1696, 1721, 1723-1820, 1822-1823, 1826-1833

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

  • Llanilid Ecclesiastical Parish records       " ...... including registers of baptism, 1815-1987; marriages, 1754-1970; burials, 1813-1987; banns, 1825-1987; combined register of baptism and burial, 1706-1812; churchwardens accounts, 1820-1879; church restoration appeal, 1881; extracts of bishops transcripts 1696-1728"

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

  • Llanilid, St. Illtyd - Christenings (BT's), 1696-1875

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Llanilid which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc within Llanilid  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 Jean Gilson)

  • Llanilid (106): Coed mawr; Craig-y-Ruthin;  Gadlys; Heol Porth-mawr [site of];  Llanilid; Pencoed isaf; Pencoed uchaf; Pen-y-waun; Ruthin; Tir eithin; Trallwm; Tre Fran; Ty'n y caeiau
  • Detached part north of Peterston: - Llanilid Reservoir, Rhiw, Ty'n-y-coed, colliery.

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

Llanilid Castle on the Castle Wales site

Historical Geography

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

Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish

  • Felindre


This diagram shows the position of this parish within the county of Glamorgan - click on this to see a full size diagram of the county

Glamorgan Parish Map

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS978813 (Lat/Lon: 51.521294, -3.474472), Llanilid which are provided by:


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

1841 - 148 1851 - 185 1861 - 150 1871 - 135 1881 - 105 1891 - 99

Public Records

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

  • Llanilid Civil Parish records      " ..... comprising highway surveyor's account book, 1839-1858; overseers' rate book, 1840-1844; copy of extract from bishops' transcripts of parish registers, 1696-1728; copy of tithe plan and apportionment, c1840"