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"A decayed town at the mouth of the Loughor river eight miles north-west of Swansea, generally identified with the Roman Leucarum . At the vicarage is an Ogam stone made out of a Roman altar, and by the side of the river are the ruins of a medieval castle."

[Glamorganshire, 1911]
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Glamorgan Parish Map Maps
Public Records
Religion and Religious Life


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

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

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. Michael, is in the Benefice of Lougher, and the diocese of Swansea and Brecon. 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 SS563980.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1717-1921 1717-1752, 1754-1924 1717-1912 1792-1832 1678-1679, 1681-1682, 1684, 1686-1687, 1694-1696, 1700-1702, 1704, 1707-1708, 1713, 1718, 1725-1727, 1730-1734, 1736-1737, 1740-1742, 1745-1747, 1750-1751, 1753-1757, 1759-1796, 1798-1800, 1802-1803, 1805-1883, 1885, 1887-1892
(At the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth)

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) :-

Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited/
Calvinistic Methodist
1832-1841 - - SS 57709811 NLW
Horeb, Congregational*
(*not on WGAS online list)
*1918-1980 - - SS 56399803 WGAS
Horeb, Congregational






NLW - National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
WGAS - West Glamorgan Archive Service

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Loughor 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 Mary Greatorex)

"Lochor, or Llwchwr, was the Leucarum mentioned in the Itineraries, and the fifth Roman station on the Via Julia. This small village is situated on a tide-river bearing the same name, which divides the counties of Glamorgan and Carmarthen, and over which there is a ferry. ' Lochor river partith Kidwelli from West Gowerlande'(Leland). (The ferry is no more. The river is crossed by a fine railway bridge).
 The Itinerary Through Wales and The Description of Wales by Giraldus Cambrensis (1188).The text is that of Sir Richard Colt Hoare who published an English translation in 1806, chiefly from the texts of Camden and Wharton . This extract is from the foot-notes in the Everyman's Library edition, (ed. Ernest Rhys) 1908.

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 

Loughor - on Wikipedia


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

1871 (Post Office Directory)


Description and images of Loughor Castle, Loughor at by Lise Hull

Aerial photograph of Loughor Castle 1997 - on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)

I remember Loughor by Sheila Francis

Loughor, Castle & Town, by William Butler - on Swansea Heritage net

Loughor, with Glass Kiln, by William Butler - on Swansea Heritage net


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


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

Public Records

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

Religion and Religious Life

Mr Evan Roberts and the Revivalists from Loughor, 1905 - on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)


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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages


[Last Updated :  12 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

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