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Oxwich

"A village in the south of Gower, on the shores of a large and beautiful bay. The church is interesting, and on the headland are the ruins of a castle."

[Glamorganshire, 1911]
Bibliography
Cemeteries
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Directories
Glamorgan Parish Map History
Maps
Names, Personal
Population
 Public Records
Schools

Bibliography

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

References to the parish of Oxwich at the British Library

Cemeteries

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

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. Illtyd, 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 SS505861.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1772-1983 1777-1970 1772-1984 1824-1970 1671-1672, 1677-1679, 1681-1684, 1686-1687, 1690-1691, 1696, 1701, 1704, 1707-1708, 1710, 1713-1716, 1723, 1725, 1727-1731, 1735-1767, 1769-1771, 1773-1793, 1795-1796, 1798-1800, 1802-1803, 1805-1841, 1843-1844, 1847-1879, 1881-1882, 1885, 1887-1896, 1898-1899
(All held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth)

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

 

Non Conformist Registers Held at the West Glamorgan Record Office, Swansea
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Oxwich Green, Wesleyan 1864-1913 - - SS 49448606

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Oxwich 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)

Descriptions of parish from
A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Oxwich Bay - on Wikipedia

Oxwich - on Explore-Gower

Oxwich - on the GGAT site

Directories

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

History

Description & Illustrations of Oxwich Castle at www.castlewales.com by Jeff Thomas

Maps

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

Names, Personal

Population

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

1841 - 345 1851 - 369 1861 - 328 1871 - 255 1881 - 229 1891 - 214

Public Records

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

Schools

The School, Oxwich - on People's Collection Wales (use search box)

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Norton
  • Oxwich Green
  • Slade
  • Slade Cross

 

Oxwich


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