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"LLYS WERNI, in the Cwmwd of Pen y Bont, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Cowbridge), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Vicarage, annexed to the Vicarage of Lantwit Major, and holden by dispensation with the Vicarage of Pen Marc; and valued in the King's Books at £4..7..3 1/2: Patrons, The Dean and Chapter of Gloucester: Church dedicated to St. Tudfyl. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 151. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £83..1..3 1/4; the Rates being levied by the acre. It is 2 m. W. b. N. from Cowbridge. This Parish contains about 700 acres of inclosed Land. It is endowed with the great Tythes". (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 Llysworney at the British Library

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

  • Parish Church of St. Tydfil


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llysworney 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 John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Tydil'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. Tydfil, and is in the Benefice of Colwinston with Llandow and Llysworney. 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 SS962741.

Anglican Registers held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1684-1735, 1737-1739, 1747-1992 1588-1634, 1687, 1696-1737 1753-1970 1602-1638, 1657-1659, 1663-1715, 1719-34, 1747-1991 1823-1981 1721, 1723-1772, 1774-1837

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

  • Llysworney Ecclesiastical Parish records    " ........ including registers of burials, 1785-1812; marriage, 1754-1970; banns, 1823-1981; services, 1921-941; churchwardens records, 1904-1966; licences and certificates, 1904-1939; orders of funeral services, 1966-1981; property, 1967; statistics, 1972; miscellaneous papers, 1949-1970; minute books, 1920-1971; civil records, 1870-1979"

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

  • Llysworney, St. Tydfil - Christenings (BT's), 1721-1867

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Llysworney which are provided by:

"LLYSWORNEY, otherwise LLYS - WERNI (LIS - WORNEY), a parish in the hundred of COWBRIDGE, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 3 miles (W.) from Cowbridge, containing 189 inhabitants. It is pleasantly situated in the fertile vale of Glamorgan, near the turnpike road leading from Cowbridge to Bridgend, and comprises but a small portion of land, which is enclosed and in a good state of cultivation : the surrounding scenery is pleasingly varied, and in the vicinity are some handsome residences. Little Nash, the seat of Mrs. Markham, and Stenbridge, are both extra-parochial : in the former was a private chapel for the accommodation of the family, but divine service has not been performed in it within the memory of the oldest inhabitant. The living of Llysworney is a discharged vicarage, annexed to that of Lantwit-Major, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf, rated in the king's books at £4. 7. 3 1/2., and endowed with the great tithes of the parish. The church, dedicated to St. Tudvil, is not remarkable for any architectural details. There is a place of worship for Calvinistic Methodists. A Sunday school for the gratuitous instruction of poor children is supported by subscription. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor is £77. 15." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)

Places, villages, farms etc within Llysworney 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 Gareth Hicks)

  • Stembridge (119); Stembridge; Stembridge Brook.
  • Llysworney (120); Corrwg; Llysworney (village); Mynydd Bychan; Pen-yr-heol; Stembridge Brook;
  • Nash (121); Monastery (Remains of); Nash Manor


Transcript of name listing for Cowbridge, and neighbouring parishes from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-

1850 (Slaters Directory)   1858-1859 (Slaters Directory)
1880 (Slaters Directory)      

Historical Geography

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

Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish


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 SS962741 (Lat/Lon: 51.456284, -3.495406), Llysworney which are provided by:


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

1841 - 175 1851 - 184 1861 - 189 1871 - 166 1881 - 160 1891 - 147

Public Records

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

  • Llysworney Civil Parish records       " ............ comprising tithe plan and apportionment, 1840; accounts of churchwardens, overseers and petty constable, 1774-1785; parish meeting minutes, 1894-1972"