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Penrhiwceibr in the Parish of Llanwonno

Archives and Libraries
Description and Travel
Church Records

Archives and Libraries


An online index to the book Mountain Ash and Penrhiwceiber Remembered in Pictures by Bernard Baldwin [1986] has been provided by Jill Smith

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

Parish formed from Mountain Ash in 1897.

The church is dedicated to St. Winifred, is in the Benefice of Penrhiwceiber with Matthewstown and Ynysyboeth, 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 ST058977.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1883-1979 1884-1986 1904-1945,
1976-1985 (deaths)
1884-1897, 1904-1939 -

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

  • Penrhiwceiber Ecclesiastical Parish records             "........ including registers of baptisms, 1883-1979; marriages, 1884-1986; burials, 1904-1985; banns, 1884-1985; services, 1883-1981; licences, 1918; records relating to: Churchwardens, 1884-1970; property, 1900-1964; church affairs, 1919-1969; church organisations, 1916-1938; civil and miscelaaneous"
  • Matthewstown (and Ynysboeth) Ecclesiastical Parish records   "The church of All saints, Tyntetown in the parish of Penrhiwceiber was opened in 1903, and a separate parish of Tyntetown and Ynysboeth was created in 1923. From approximately 1968 the parish was grouped with Penrhiwceiber and its name changed to Matthewstown and Ynysboeth"
    "......... including registers of baptisms, 1903-1948; marriages, 1923-1971; banns, 1949-1976; services, 1930-1971; licences, 1903-1953; property, 1914; churchwardens records, 1901-1966"


Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited
Bethesda, Baptist - 1966-1969 - ST 05959766 GRO
Penuel, Calvinistic Methodist 1922-1988 - - ST 05659785 NLW
Bethel, Wesleyan 1857-1933 - - ST 05939762 NLW
Bethel, Wesleyan 1966-1968 - - ST 05939762 WGRO

GRO - Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
NLW - National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
WGRO - West Glamorgan Record Office, Swansea

Description and Travel

Penrhiwceiber - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site


Election ballot for a checkweigher, Penrhiwceibr Colliery, 1914 - on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)

Cwmcynon Colliery, Penrhiwceiber on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Penrhiwceiber Colliery on the Welsh Coal Mines site

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

  • Penrhiwceiber Workmen's Institute      "Minute book, together with related papers 1888-1900"


Penrhiwceibr in the Parish of Llanwonno [Last Updated : 5 Dec 2011 - Gareth Hicks]