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Oystermouth

"A seaside resort on the west side of Swansea Bay, better known from its outstanding islets as the Mumbles. The village possesses a pier and the picturesque ruins of a castle. Beyond the headland are Langland and Caswell Bays, two favourite bathing places."

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

Bibliography

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

Business and Commerce Records

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

An index to names in the book A history of All Saints' Church, Oystermouth, By Geoffrey R. Orrin and Dr. F. G. Cowley [1990] has been provided by Diana Davies. This index also contains a list of Incumbents.

OYSTERMOUTH, All Saints 1821-1836     - 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 All Saints, is in the Benefice of Oystermouth, 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 SS616879.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1719-1929 1719-1922 1719-1954 1824-1847 1671-1672, 1690, 1693, 1695-1697, 1700-1701, 1716, 1727-1761, 1763-1765, 1768-1786, 1788-1793, 1795, 1797-180, 1802-1803, 1805, 1808-1871

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 Oystermouth 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 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.

The People's Collection Wales site has material for this parish, use the onsite search box

Oystermouth - on Wikipedia

Directories

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

History

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

Extract from the Manorial Court Rolls of Oystermouth & Pennard, 1662-76 - on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)

MUMBLES LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE; Ty Hanes, 4, Dunns Lane, Mumbles, Swansea, SA3 4AA        Tel: 01792 361012
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Exhibitions; Reference Section etc

Maps

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

Population

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

1841 - 1,482 1851 - 1,938 1861 - 2,460 1871 - 3,574 1881 - 3,915 1891 - 4,132

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

 

Oystermouth


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