GENUKI Home Page Glamorgan Glamorgan Contents Contents Nearby Places Nearby Places

Newcastle

"NEWCASTLE, in the Cwmwd of Tir yr Hwndrwd, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Newcastle), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Vicarage, with the Curacies of Lalyston and Tythegston, valued in the King's Books at 7..7..3 1/2: Patron, The King: Church dedicated to St. Illtyd. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (consisting of the Higher and Lower Hamlets) was 611.The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was, 249..18..7 1/4. It is adjacent to Bridgend, on the West. This Parish contains about 900 acres of Land; of which, about 80 acres are uninclosed. It appears to derive its name, in opposition to Old Castle in the Lower Hamlet of the Parish of Coyty, and from which it is divided by the River Ogwr. "
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Archives and Libraries
Bibliography
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Glamorgan Parish Map Directories
History
Maps
Population
Public Records
Schools

Archives and Libraries

Bridgend County Borough Council/ Library Service / Local and Family History Centre - one of six centres in Britain that hold the GRO indexes. They have started to index births, mariages & deaths  from the Glamorgan Gazette and these indexes (1866 -) are available for downloading online in pdf format.

Bibliography

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

An on-line index to the book Old Bridgend in Photographs, published by Stewart Williams, Barry [1978] has been provided by Huw Daniel.

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 Illtud's Church, Newcastle

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Illtud's Church

NEWCASTLE, St. Illtyd       1850-1851     - 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 Newcastle. 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 SS903801.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1745-1943 1755-1900 1764-1897 1823-1881 1721, 1723-1763, 1765-1824, 1826-1837

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) :-

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Newcastle 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)

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

Newcastle Hill and St Illtyd's Church by Brian Wagstaffe

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Bridgend, and district, for the years:-
1858-9 (Slaters Directory) 1880 (Slaters Directory) (65k)

History

Description and image of Newcastle Castle at www.castlewales.com by Jeff Thomas

Maps

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

Population

The Population of Newcastle was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 1,239 1851 - 1,536 1861 - 2,244 1871 - 3,450 1881 - 4,496 1891 - 5,001

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

Newcastle


[Last Updated : 21 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

InfoFind help, report problems, and contribute information.

Copyright GENUKI and Contributors 1996 to date
GENUKI is a registered trade mark of the
charitable trust GENUKI

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional