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Porthcawl in the Parish of Newton Nottage

"Porth-cawl is in the parish of Newton-Nottage, county of Glamorgan, about six miles from Bridgend; seated upon the margin of the Bristol Channel. Within the last few years it has assumed the consequence of a port, from its contiguity to the extensivwe coal and Iron mines, which abound in this quarter, and large quantities of their produce are here annually shipped. An excellent harbour, constructed by a company, affords accommodation for vessels of considerable burthen. The bay which is very beautiful, is admirably adapted to sea bathing, and at no distant period may, probably, become a place of resort for that purpose. Newton Nottage parish contained in 1841, 792 inhabitants, and in 1851, 928." [Slaters Commercial Directory, 1858-1859]



References to the Parish of Newton Nottage and the town of Porthcawl at the British Library

List of images which can be found in the books Views of Old Porthcawl, Volume 1 , Volume 2, published by Porthcawl Museum & Historical Society


Business and Commerce Records

  • Porthcawl Gas Company
    1929-49: plans, reports, specifications
    [Glamorgan Archive Service, Cardiff]
  • Porthcawl Water Works
    1891-92: articles of association, agreements, revenue account, report, and plans
    [Glamorgan Archive Service, Cardiff - Reference: 11/855-72]

Church History

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of All Saints Church, Porthcawl


Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

The church is dedicated to All Saints, and is in the Benefice of Newton Nottage. 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 SS816770.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
No Registers have been deposited

Description and Travel

Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl - on Wikipedia

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Transcript of complete name listing for Bridgend, and Porthcawl, from Slaters Directory for 1858-1859.

Transcript of Porthcawl, with Newton Nottage and neighbourhoods, from Slaters Directory for 1880.



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Historical Geography

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


Military History

War Memorial, Porthcawl. Contributed by Brian Comley



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

  • Convalescent home, Porthcawl records     1862-1974      "The Rest was established as a seaside convalescent hospital for the working classes, particularly miners, in 1862, in Porthcawl, Glamorgan, at the initiative of Dr James Lewis, of Maesteg, Glamorgan. Lewis was supported by Florence Nightingale, the reformer of hospital nursing. The institution was maintained and supported by private contributors which included prominent landownwers, industialists, the trade union movement, friendly societies and a host of private individuals; it was rebuilt in the 1870s-1880s. It remains active as Rest Bay Convalescent Home."

Public Records

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

  • Porthcawl Local Board of Health     1893-95    " ...... created in 1893, out of the Bridgend and Cowbridge Rural Sanitary District. It covered the parish of Newton Nottage, including the town of Porthcawl and the villages of Nottage and Newton. ..............."
  • Porthcawl Urban District Council records      1895-1974