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"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]


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

Business and Commerce Records

  • Oystermouth Railway & Tramroad Company
    • 1804-55: parliamentary and legal papers, ledgers, journals, accounts, correspondents
      [University of Swansea Library]
    • 19th-20th cent: misc papers
      [West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea - Reference: D/D SB/9]

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

  • Parish Church of All Saints


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Oystermouth area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

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.

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) :-

  • Oystermouth, All Saints - Christenings (BT's), 1813-1871
  • Oystermouth, Paraclete Independent - Christenings, 1820-1836

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Oystermouth which are provided by:

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)

  • Oystermouth (45): Bellevue, Black-Pill, Bracelet Bay, Broadley, Cemetery, Coastguard Station, Clyne Castle, Clyne Common, Clyne Farm,  Clyne Woods, Colliery, Colts Hill, Cwm bach, Deer Park, Golf Links, Grange Farm, Hotel, Langland Bay, Langland Farm, Lifeboat Station, Liliput, Limeslade, Mayals, Middle Head, Mumbles Head, Mumbles Hill, Newton,  Newton Cliff, Norton, Oystermouth, Oystermouth Castle, Oystermouth Station, Rams Tor, Reservoir, Rothers Sker, Snaple Point, The Grange, The Gut, The Knab, The Mumbles, Thistleboon, Tutt, West Cross, Whiteshell Point, Whitestone.

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


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

Historical Geography

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

Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish


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


This diagram shows the position of this parish within the county of Glamorgan - click on this to see a full size diagram of the county

Glamorgan Parish Map

View maps covering the area of this parishand places within its boundaries

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS606881 (Lat/Lon: 51.574437, -4.013043), Oystermouth which are provided by:


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;

  • Oystermouth Parish Council Records             ".......... including rate books, 1870-1908; tithe plan, 1845; tithe apportionment, [late 20th century]."
  • Oystermouth Urban District Council, records      1897-1915


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

  • Oystermouth School Records         " ........... including log books, 1878-1960; admission registers, 1878-1937; summary attendance registers, 1903-1921; special subjects registers, 1918-1919; correspondence, 1881-1939; plans, 1926; photographs, c.1890-1920."   
  • Oystermouth, later Blackpill, School Log Books    1879-1959