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Llanwonno

"LLAN WYNO, in the Cwmwd of Meisgyn, Cantref of Penythen (now called the Hundred of Miskin), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Curacy, not in charge, to the Vicarage of Llan Trisaint: Patron, The Vicar of Llan Trisaint: Church dedicated to St. Gwyno. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 426. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £362..9..9, at 9s. 6d. in the pound. It is 7 1/2 m. N. from LLan Trisaint. This Parish contains about 2000 acres of cultivated Land, and about 2000 acres which are uncultivated. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Stipend, and Augmentation, was £18."  (From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811) 

Bibliography

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

Baldwin, Bernard.  Mountain Ash and Penrhiwceiber remembered in Pictures, 1986.  Index by Jill Smith

Rhondda, A second selection [Archive Photograph Series]. Indexed by Allen Powell

Thomas, Rev W. Glanffrwd's History of Llanwonno, 1843-90 (Hanes Plwyf Llanwonno);  published in 1888 in serial form in the 'Darian' (Aberdare) &  translated by Thomas Evans in 1950;  published by Merthyr Express. 210 pp. Indexed by Glenys Travis (with chapter headings)

Churches

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

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

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Gwynno'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. Gwynno, is in the Benefice of Llanwynno, and the 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 ST030956.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1717-1897 1717-1910 1717-1894 - 1717, 1724-1837

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

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

  • Llanwonno, St. Gwynno - Christenings (BT's), 1826-1860

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Llanwonno 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 John Ball)

  • Llanwonno [69] - Abercynon, Blaenhenwysg, Blaenllechau, Bryn-goleu, Buarth-capel, Caer Maen, Carn-y-Wiwer, Cefn, Cefn-llechau-uchaf, Coed Pen-y-parc, Cribyn-du, Dduallt, Cwm, Darwonno, Fanhaulog, Fforest-isaf, Ffynnon-dwyn, Gelli-fendigaid, Gelli-isaf, Gelli-lwch, Gelli-Wrgan, Gilfach-glyd, Gilfach-y-rhyd, Glog, Glyn-coch, Glyn-ddwynant, Gyfeillon, Hafod, Hendre-Rhys, Hopkinstown, Kennel, Lan, Llanwonno, Llwynperdid, Llysnant, Maen Tri-gwr, Maerdy, Miskin, Mynachdy, Nant-yr-ysfa, New Road, Newtown, Nyth-bran, Pant-y-craig-wen, Parc-newydd, Pendyrys Colliery, Pen Lan, Pen-rhiw, Penrhiwceiber, Penrhiw-Cradoc, Pentwyn, Pen-y-parc, Pen-y-wal, Perthgelyn, Pistyll-goleu, Porth, Pwll-helyg, Reservoir, Rhiw-yr-uchain, St Gwynno's Well, Stanleytown, Tai'r-heol, Twyn Brynbychan, Ty-bach, Tyntetown, Tyn-y-wern, Ty'r-y-gelli, Ty'r-gweydd, Wattstown, Y Ffrwd, Ynys-boeth, Ynys-y-bwl

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

Walks around Llanwonno

You can see pictures of Llanwonno which are provided by:

Directories

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

1880 (Slaters Directory); PONTYPRIDD with the parishes and villages of Llantwit Vardre, Llanvabon,
Llanwonno, Britannia, Graig-Berthllwyd, Cymmer, Dinas, Eirw, Garth,
Gyfeillon, Glyn-Taff, Hafod, Hopkinstown, Nantgarw, Navigation, Nelson,
Pont-Shon-Norton, Porth, Quaker's Yard, Rhydyfelin, Trebanog, Trehafod,
Treforest, Tymawr and Upper Boat

Historical Geography

Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish

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

History

Historical snippets re 'the Rhondda', various contributors

Land and Property

  • William family of the Glog, Llanwonno
    1641-20th century: deeds (3) 1641, 1733, 1748, family and estate papers 18th-20th century
    [National Library of Wales, Department of Manuscripts and Records]

Maps

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 ST030956 (Lat/Lon: 51.650752, -3.403502), Llanwonno which are provided by:

Occupations

Local collieries not shown elsewhere on this site;

Population

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

1841 - 1,614 1851 - 4,096 1861 - 4,415 1871 - 11,434 1881 - 18,652 1891 - 30,712

Public Records

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

  • Llanwonno Civil Parish records          " ....... comprising rate books, 1850-1875; valuation lists, 1881-1882; copy of tithe plan and apportionment, 1842 (copied c 1980)"

Schools

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

  • Llanwonno School Board records       " ..... comprising minute books, 1871-1903; letter books, 1895-1906; ledger, 1894-1899; teacher's salaries books, c. 1890-1900; cookery account book, 1899-1908"