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"A village four miles south from, and in the hundred of Cowbridge. The church contains some mural frescoes. Near it are the ruins of Malafant Castle"     [Glamorganshire, 1911]



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. Catwg


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

St Cattwg's Church, Llanmaes in the Rectorial Benefice of Llantwit Major

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. Catwg, and is in the Benefice of Llantwit Major. 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 SS981694.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1583-1988 1584-1812, 1814-1836, 1838-1968 1583-1988 1872-1987 1721, 1723-1730, 1732-1752, 1754-1776, 1778-1837

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

  • Llanmaes Ecclesiastical Parish records          "......... including copy registers of baptisms, 1766-1812; marriages, 1754-1812; combined baptisms, marriages and burials, 1583-1769"

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

  • Llanmaes, St. Catwg - Christenings (BT's), 1796-1871

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Llanmaes which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc within Llanmaes 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 Glenys Travis)

  • Llanmaes [166] -  Boverton Bk, The Butts, Domen-fawr, Froglands, Gadlys, Great Frampton, Llanmaes, Picketston, Rectory.

Descriptions of parish
A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811. 


Transcript of complete name listing for Llantwit Major, with Llanmaes, St. Donats and neighbourhoods Slaters Directory for 1880.

Historical Geography

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


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 SS981695 (Lat/Lon: 51.415281, -3.466744), Llanmaes which are provided by:


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

1841 - 194 1851 - 183 1861 - 164 1871 - 148 1881 - 147 1891 - 130

Public Records

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

  • Llanmaes Civil Parish records         " ......... comprising tithe plan and apportionment, 1843; copy of redemption of land tax on glebe, 1824"


Llanmaes [Last Updated : 3 May 2014 - Gareth Hicks]