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Help and advice for Penclawdd in the Parish of Llanrhidian (Higher Hamlet)

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Penclawdd in the Parish of Llanrhidian (Higher Hamlet)

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Penclawdd area or see them printed on a map.

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

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1841-1884 1835-1971 1841-1890 1854-1959 1853-1854
(At the National Library of Wales)

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

  • Penclawdd (Llanyrnewydd) Ecclesiastical Parish Records                  "Registers (including service and banns registers) 1835-1992; Churchwardens' accounts 1903-1946."
    "Dedicated to St Gwynour. Ancient chapel of ease in the parish of Llanrhidian, became a separate parish c. 1925. Officially known as Llanyrnewydd."

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

  • Penclawdd - Christenings (BT's), 1841-1875

Description and Travel

Penclawdd - on the Enjoy Gower site

Penclawdd - on Wikipedia

You can see pictures of Penclawdd which are provided by:


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

Historical Geography

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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Penclawdd to another place.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS542957 (Lat/Lon: 51.641106, -4.108496), Penclawdd which are provided by:


Wernbwll Colliery (near Penclawdd) on the Welsh Coal Mines site

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

  • Benson family of Llanrhidian                  "Articles of agreement concerning the sale of a colliery and premises at Penclawdd, 1870"
  • Penrice Estate Papers      1743-1955              Include  " ............. industrial plans relating to copper works and colliery at Penclawdd, Glamorgan, 1840-1856"


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

  • Penclawdd School log books          1863-1945