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Llantwit-juxta-Neath (Lower Llantwit)

"LANTWIT, LOWER, in the Cwmwd of Rhwng Nedd ac Afan, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Neath), Coumty of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Chapel, not in charge, to the Rectory of Neath: Patron, The Marquis of Bute: Chapel dedicated to St. Illtyd. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (including the Hamlets of Clyne, Lantwit Lower, and Resolvend) was 875. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was, 393..18..0. It is 1 m. N.N.E. from Neath. There is a Chapel belonging to Lantwit, called Ynys Fach, which was never consecrated, and is now in ruins. It is situate on the river Neath. "
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Bibliography
Cemeteries
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Glamorgan Parish Map Directories
History
Land and Property
Maps
Population
Public Records

Bibliography

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

An on-line index to the book Old Neath & District in Pictures, volumes 1, 2 & 3 have been provided by Brian Wagstaffe.

A book titled The History of the Vale of Neath by D. Rhys Phillips, 1925, has been indexed by Brian Wagstaffe.

Cemeteries

Some monumental inscriptions at the churchyard, by Brian Wagstaffe

A plan of the churchyard by Brian Wagstaffe

Llantwit New Cemetery by Brian Wagstaffe

Villages of the Neath Valley and their Burial Grounds, by Brian Wagstaffe

Church History

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

Images and History of the church of St. Illtyd, Llantwit juxta Neath, by Brian Wagstaffe

Images and History of the the Churches at Neath and Llantwit at the Parish of Neath website

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 Neath with Llantwit, and 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 SS762980.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1638-1647, 1653-1679, 1695-1896 1638-1647, 1653-1679, 1696-1919 1638-1647, 1653-1679, 1696-1891 - 1698-1699, 1721, 1723-1794, 1796-1837

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

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

Description and Travel

"LANTWIT juxta NEATH, or LANTWIT LOWER (LLAN-ILLTYD), a parish comprising the townships of Clyne, Lantwit, and Resolvend, which separately maintain their own poor, in the hundred of NEATH, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, adjoining the borough of Neath, and containing 1117 inhabitants, of which number, 727 are in the hamlet of Lantwit. This parish is pleasantly situated on the river Neath, and comprises a considerable extent of country, which is richly wooded and enlivened with much beautiful and pleasingly diversified scenery. The surface is finely varied, and from the higher grounds are obtained some pleasing and extensive views. The soil is various : coal and iron-ore are found in different parts of the parish ; and there are some extensive quarries of paving-stone of good quality. The principal coal-works are those of Messrs. Riddle, Yong, and Co., in which about forty men are constantly employed; and the quarries, which are not now worked to their full extent, afford employment to about fifteen men. The living is consolidated with the rectory of Neath, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf. The church is dedicated to St. llltyd, from which circumstance the parish derives its name, properly " Llan-Illtyd," but contracted into " Lantwit." There was formerly a chapel in this parish, called Ynys Vach, but it was never consecrated, and was suffered many years ago to fall into decay. Morgan Jenkins, in 1692, bequeathed a small portion of land to the poor. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor amounts to 323. 1., of which sum, 205. 16. is raised on the hamlet of Lantwit." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.)

Places, villages, farms etc within Llantwit juxta Neath   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 Rob Frayne)

Directories

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

1822-1823 (Pigot's Directory) 1858-1859 (Slater's Directory) (50k)

History

Neath Valley and the Neath Canal, by Brian Wagstaffe

Parson's Folly - The Single Span Bridge at Brynchwyth by Brian Wagstaffe. Images of the Brynchwyth Bridge and History of the Glyncorrwg Railway

Land and Property

Maps

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

Population

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

1841 - 1,532 1851 - 1,992 1861 - 2,232 1871 - 2,554 1881 - 2,890 1891 - 3,295

Public Records

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Clyne
  • Cwmgwrach (On border with Glyncorrwg parish and maybe should be included in this parish)
  • Eaglesbush
  • Glyn Castle
  • Melincourt

 

Llantwit-juxta-Neath (Lower Llantwit)


[Last Updated : 15 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

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