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"NICHOLASTON, in the Cwmwd of Gwyr, Cantref of Eginog (now called thc Hundred of Swansea), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Rectory, consolidated with the Rectory of Oxwich, and valued in the King's Books at 5..11..0 1/2: Patron, Thomas Mansel Talbot, Esq.: Church dedicated to St. Nicholas. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 85. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 15..4..5, at 4s. in the pound. It is 12 m. W. S. W. from Swansea. This Parish contains about 335 acres of inclosed and cultivated Land, and about 50 acres uncultivated and uninclosed. It is situate upon Oxwich Bay, in the Bristol Channel. Part of this Parish, about 70 acres, called the Hamlet of Manselfield, lies about three miles to the Eastward of the village of Nicholaston, between the Parishes of Bishopston and Oystermouth. One of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor for the Parish, is chosen from this Hamlet. The Tythes of the Hamlet of Manselfield belong to the Rector. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Glebe, Tythes, and Surplice fees, was 43..14..4. "
From:
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

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Bibliography

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

Cemeteries

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

 

Church History

Glamorgan Chapels Database- None found in this parish

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. Nicholas, is in the Benefice of Oxwich with Penmaen with Nicholaston, and 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 SS513884.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1787-1811, 1813-1985 1797-1835, 1837-1969 1788-1811, 1815-1984 - 1671-1672, 1677-1679, 1681-1684, 1686-1687, 1690-1691, 1696-1697, 1701, 1707-1708, 1710, 1713, 1716, 1725, 1727-1754, 1756-1758, 1760-1775, 1777-1789, 1791-1800, 1802-1803, 1805-1846, 1849-1870, 1873, 1875-1879, 1882, 1885, 1887-1893, 1895-1896,1898
(At the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth)

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

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Nicholaston 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)

"NICHOLASTON, a parish in the hundred of SWANSEA, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 11 miles (W. S. W.) from Swansea, containing 92 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the dedication of its church to St. Nicholas, is situated on the shore of Oxwich bay, by which it is bounded on the south, and comprises but a small tract of arable and pasture land, of which only a comparatively trifling portion is unenclosed and uncultivated. The surrounding scenery is pleasingly varied, and is enriched with thriving timber; and the views from the eminence called Cevn Bryn, over Penrice Castle and grounds, and from the cliffs which impend over the bay, are interesting and diversified. The hamlet of Manselfield, in this parish, from which place one of the churchwardens and one of the overseers of the poor are invariably chosen, derived its name from the Mansel family, one of whom, William Mansel, Esq., of Penrice Castle, was proprietor of it in the reign of Henry VI.: it is situated at a short distance from the village of Nicholaston, and comprises about seventy acres. The living is a discharged rectory, consolidated with that of Port-Eynon, in the archdeaconry of Carmarthen, and diocese of St. David's, rated in the king's books at 5. 11. 0 1/2., and in the patronage of C. R. M. Talbot, Esq., who is the principal proprietor of land in the parish. The church is a small plain edifice, possessing no architectural details of importance, and is situated near the summit of the cliffs which overhang the centre of Oxwich bay. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is 8. 7." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)

Nicholaston - on the GGAT site

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for the Gower parishes, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Maps

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

Population

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

1841 - 119 1851 - 132 1861 - 109 1871 - 105 1881 - 75 1891 - 100

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

 

Nicholaston


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