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Llantwit Fardre

"LANTWIT FAYRDRE, in the Cwmwd of Meisgyn, Cantref of Penythen (now called the Hundred of Miskin), Co. of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Curacy, not in charge, to the Vicar of Llan Trisaint. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 405. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £238..0..0 1/2. It is 2 m. N. b. E. from Llant Trisaint. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Augmentation (no Stipend), was £32." 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.

References to Llantwit Fardre at the British Library, London

Pontypridd at War 1939-45, the Second World War at home by Don Powell [1999]

Victorian Pontypridd and its villages by Don Powell [1996]


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

  • Parish Church of St. Illtyd
St John the Evangelist, Graig
St Luke, Cilfynydd
Bethany English Baptist Chapel, Pwll Gwaun, Pontypridd
Bethel English Baptist Chapel, Church Village
Bethel English Baptist Church, Hawthorn, Rhydyfelin
Bethlehem Welsh Baptist Chapel, Rhydefelen
Beulah English Baptist Church, Cilfynydd
Calvary English Baptist Church, Treforest; Glyntaf
Carmel English Baptist Church, Coed Pen Maen, Upper Boat
Carmel English Baptist Church, Pontypridd
Coedpenmaen English Baptist Church, Pontypridd
English Baptist / St Davids United Reformed Church, Pontypridd
Hopkinstown English Baptist Church, Hopkinstown
Libanus Welsh Baptist Church / Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, Treforest
Pontypridd Museum (formerly Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Chapel), Pontypridd
Rehoboth Welsh Baptist Chapel, Pontypridd
Rhondda Welsh Baptist Chapel, Hopkinstown
Salem Baptist Chapel, Church Village
Temple English Baptist Chapel, Graig, Pontypridd
Bethania Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Coedpenmaen, Pontypridd
Bethany English Calvinistic Methodist Church, Cilfynydd, Pontypridd
Bethel Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Cilfynydd
Bethesda Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Newton Llantwit; Llantwit Fardre
Bryntirion Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Upper Church Village, Llantwit Fardre
Carmel Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Upper Boat; Glan-Bad
Church Village Methodist Chapel, Church Village
Cilfynydd Primitive Methodist Church, Cilfynydd
English Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Pontypridd
Graig Chapel Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (Gosen:Presbyterian), Graig, Pontypridd
Graig Hall English Calvinistic Methodist Church, Pontypridd
Graigwen Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Pontypridd
Hawthorn English Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ddraenen Wen, Hawthorn
Hermon Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (Sunday School), Maesycoed, Pontypridd
Hopkinstown English Wesleyan Methodist Church, Hopkinstown
Norton Bridge English Wesleyan Methodist Church, Norton Bridge
Norton Bridge Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Pontsion-Norton
Park Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (Presbyterian), Glyntaf, Treforest
Penuel Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Pontypridd
Poplar Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Rhydfelen
Pwllgwaun Primitive Methodist (Mount Tabor), Pwllgwaun
Saron Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Treforest
Siloam Welsh Calvinstic Methodist Chapel (Gyfeillion Ch.), Gyfeillion, Trehafod
Sion English Calvinistic Methodist Church (Zion), Trehafod
Sion Welsh Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Cilfynydd, Pontypridd
St David'S Calvinistic Methodist (Mission Room; Schoolroom), Chainworks
St David's Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Pontypridd
St David's Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Pwllgwaun
Trallwn Welsh Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Trallwn, Ponytypridd
Treforest English Wesleyan Methodist Church, Treforest; Glyntaf
Trinity Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (Forward Movement), Llantwit Fardre
Trinity English Calvinistic Methodist Church, Hopkinstown
Wesley Methodist Chapel, Pontypridd; Glyntaf
Zoar Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Hopkinstown
Roman Catholic
St Dyfrig, Glyntaf
Bryntirion, Brynhill
Castle Square English Independent Church (United Reformed Church), Trefo
Cemetery, Glyntaf
Chain Works Chapel; Sunday School, Glyntaf, Pontypridd
Christian Brethren English Chapel, Pontypridd
Church Village Welsh Independent Chapel (Gwynfor Hall), Church Village
Church, Glyntaf
Congregational Hall English Independent Church (Seion), Coedpenmaen
Ebenezer Welsh Independent Chapel, Glantaf; Rhydfelen
Eglwysbach;Capel Goffa (Apostolic Church), Pontypridd
Elim Chapel, Pontypridd
English Independent Church, Pontypridd
Morgan Street Unitarian Chapel, Pontypridd
Moriah Welsh Independent Chapel, Cilfynydd
Pontypridd Crematorium, Pontypridd
Pontypridd Jewish Cemetery, Pontypridd
Pontypridd Synagogue, Pontypridd
Salvation Army English Chapel, Pontypridd
Sardis Welsh Independent Chapel, Pontypridd
Sion Welsh Independent Chapel, Pontypridd
St Andrew'S, Llantwit Fardre
St Catherine's Church Hall, Pontypridd
St Catherine, Pontypridd
St David, Gyfeillion
St Luke, Hawthorne
St Mark, Pwll Gwaun
St Mary, Glyntaf
St Matthew, Pontypridd
Tabernacle Independent Chapel, Efail Isaf
Ysgoldy Sardis Welsh Independent, Hopkinstown

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

Church History

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

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Illtud's 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. Illtyd, and is in the Benefice of Llantwit Fardre. 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 ST082866.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1632-1850, Marriages, 1625-1837, Burials, 1632-1857.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1626-1835, 1837-1840, 1846-1934 1626-1972 1626-1832, 1834, 1837-1843, 1846-1949 1947-1959 1717, 1724-1739, 1741-1774, 1776-1828, 1831-1832, 1837

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

  • Llantwit Fardre Ecclesiastical Parish records          " ....... including registers of banns, 1947-1959; services, 1904-1968; baptisms, 1626-1934; burials, 1626-1949; marriages, 1626-1972; records relating to: parochial church council, 1920-1928; church events, 1926; churchwardens, 1876-1928; vestry council, 1877-1923; church affairs, 1913-1922; civil and miscellaneous, 1792-1924"

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Trinity, Calvinistic Methodist - 1922-1984 - ST 07468503

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

  • Llantwit Fardre, St. Illtyd - Christenings (BT's), 1813-1874

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Llantwit Fardre   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)

  • Llantwit-Fardre[82] - Berth-bryd, Church Village, Coedcae-du, Coed-y-Gedrys, Croesged Ho, Croesged, Cwm, Disgwylfa, Dowlais Brook, Drysgoed, Dyhewyd-Foel, Efail-Isaf, Garth, Gedrys, Gelli-draws, Gwaun-y-celyn, Hendre-scuthan, Isolation Hospital, Lan, Llantwit, Llantwit-Fardre, Maendy, Maes-bach, Nant Ifan-ddu, Newtown, Pentwyn, Pen-y-coedcae, Pen-y-rhiw, Taff Vale, The Cottage, Tonteg, Tre-forest, Twyn Maes y-grug, Ty-llwyd, Ty'r arlwydd, Ty'r Person, Ystrad-barwig-isaf, Ystrad-barwig-uchaf.

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

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

  • Llantwit Fardre Parish photographs       "The archive comprises photographs collected by Dillwyn Lewis for inclusion in his publication, Under the Parish Lantern. They include photographs, with annotations, of places within, and events held in the parish of Llantwit Fardre, including the towns and villages of Church Village, Tonteg, Llantwit Fardre, Efail Isaf, Treforest and Creigiau"
You can see pictures of Llantwit Fardre which are provided by:


Transcript of name listing for Pontypridd, and district, from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-

1858-1859 (Slaters Directory) 1880 (Slaters Directory)

Historical Geography

Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish

You can see the administrative areas in which Llantwit Fardre 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 Llantwit Fardre to another place.


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 ST076852 (Lat/Lon: 51.558041, -3.334288), Llantwit Fardre which are provided by:


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

1841 - 2,192 1851 - 4,096 1861 - 4,415 1871 - 5,024 1881 - 5,829 1891 - 8,845

Public Records

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

  • Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural District Council records            "Records of the Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural District Council, 1852-1977: minutes 1895-1964; committee minutes, 1920-1948; reports of the medical officer of health, 1916-1962; bye-laws, 1902-1956; Home Office orders, 1894-1898; local and personal acts relating to the Llantrisant area, 1852-1917; papers concerning the Ely Valley Sewerage Scheme, 1911; papers relating to the 'Llantrisant New Town Inquiry,' 1972; and photographs with related correspondence, 1968-1977"
  • Llantwit Fardre Civil Parish records     1736-1974        "......... comprising overseers', churchwardens and highway surveyors' account books, 1736-1860; overseers' receipt and payment books, 1836-1859; vestry minutes books, 1848-1894; highway surveyors rate book, 1855; annual parish meeting minutes book, 1894-1919; tithe plan and apportionment, 1844; parish council minutes books, 1895-1952; parish council declarations of acceptance of office books, 1895-1939; parish council receipt and payment book, 1895-1905; parish council letter book, 1938-1945; land tax assessment, 1815; miscellaneous records, 1875-1974"


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

  • Llantwit Fardre School Board records          " .......... comprising of minute books, 1871-1903; letter book 1898-1902; cash book, 1900-1903; copy assignment of lease, 1873"