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Llantwit Major

"A quaint old town 4.5 miles south-west of Cowbridge on the Colhugh brook, and to the antiquary one of the most attractive places in the county. In the sixth century it was the seat of a monastry presided over by St. Illtyd, though nothing remains from Celtic times but a collection of ninth century crosses in the church, which dates from the thirteenth century and is of peculiar interest. The town possesses a medieval town hall, and the ruins of a manor house. In a neighbouring field were discovered the foundations of a Roman villa. Overlooking the shore are some earthworks."

[Glamorganshire, 1911]
 
Bibliography
Cemeteries
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Glamorgan Parish Map Directories
Maps
Newspapers
Population
Public Records
Schools

Bibliography

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

References to Llantwit Major at the British Library

An on-line index to the book Llantwit Major, A History and Guide, published by Llantwit Major Local History Society [1971], has been provided by John Ottery.

Cemeteries

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

Church History

The Rectorial Benefice of Llantwit Major  

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

LLANTWIT MAJOR, St. Illtyd    1904-1906     - on Church plans online

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 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 SS966687.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1707-1900, Marriages, 1696-1837, Burials, 1721-1901. Visit their website for information on how to purchase these fiche.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1721-1729, 1735-1948 1724-1727, 1738-1752, 1754-1990 1721-1729, 1738-1991 1754-1812 1721, 1723-1837

 

Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited/
Copies
Tabernacle, Calvinistic Methodist 1812-1837 - - SS 96736858 PRO/
WGAS
Bethesda Congregational 1798-1837 - 1806-1820*
(*not at WGAS)
SS 99206909 PRO/
WGAS
Wesleyan Methodist 1933-1976 - - SS 96756884 GRO

GRO - Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
PRO - Public Record Office, London
WGAS - West Glamorgan Archive Service

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Llantwit Major 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)

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

Llantwit Major - on Wikipedia

Directories

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

Maps

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

Newspapers

The Llantwit Major Gem serving Llantwit Major and the Vale of Glamorgan

Population

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

1841 - 1,027 1851 - 1,077 1861 - 1,122 1871 - 1,097 1881 - 992 1891 - 1,111

Public Records

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

Schools

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Dimlands
  • Siginstone
  • West End Town

 

Llantwit Major


[Last Updated : 27 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

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