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"LLAN MADOG, in the Cwmwd of Gwyr, Cantref of Eginog (now called the Hundred of Swansea), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Rectory, valued in the King's Books at £9.: Patron, The Prince of Wales: Church dedicated to St. Madog. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 171. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £21..12..4, at 2s. 2d. in the pound. It is 14 m. W. b. S. from Swansea. This Parish contains about seven or eight hundred acres of inclosed and cultivated Land; and about three hundred acres uninclosed and uncultivated. It is situate upon Burry Harbour; and Llan Madog Hill is a well known Beacon to Mariners; upon which are the remains of a Roman Encampment. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Glebe, Tythes, and Surplice Fees, was £124..4..6."        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. Madoc


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

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

Llanmadog Church - on Swansea Cam

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. Madoc, is in the Benefice of Llanrhidian with Llanmadoc and Cheriton, and the 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 SS439934.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1724-1812 1724-1757, 1813-1837 1724-1812 - 1672, 1683, 1690, 1700-1701, 1704, 1707-1708, 1710, 1712-1713, 1725, 1727-1743, 1745-1776, 1778-1797, 1799-1800, 1802-1803, 1805-1806, 1808-1817, 1819-1820, 1822-1835, 1839-1882, 1885, 1887-1896, 1898-1905, 1908-1910

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

  • Llanmadoc, St. Madoc - Christenings (BT's), 1814-1875

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Llanmadoc which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc within Llanmadoc 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 Mary Greatorex)

  • Llanmadoc (32): Berges island, Broughton Bay, Cwm Ivy, Cwm Ivy Marsh, Great Plain, Hills, Hills Tor, Llanmadoc, Llanmadog Hill, Phillistone, Prissen Tor, The Goose, Whiteford Burrows, Whiteford Point, Whiteford Sands.

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

Aerial photograph of the Bulwark Iron Age Hill Fort, Llanmadoc 1988/91 - on the People's Collection Wales site


Transcript of complete name listing for the Gower parishes, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llanmadoc 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

  • Berges Island
  • Broughton Bay
  • Froglane

Land and Property

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

  • Llanmadoc tithe plan and apportionment 1845


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 SS441933 (Lat/Lon: 51.616833, -4.253273), Llanmadoc which are provided by:


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

1841 - 269 1851 - 269 1861 - 225 1871 - 178 1881 - 158 1891 - 154


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

  • Cheriton and Llanmadoc School log books  1904-1935     "....... established as a National School but closed in 1935"