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"PEN DEULWYN, in the Cwmwd of Pen y Bont, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Cowbridge), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Vicarage valued in the King's Books at £8..13..4: Patrons, The Chapter of Llandaff: Church dedicated to St. Cadog. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 283. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £221..5..5, at 5s. in the pound. It is 4 m. E. N. E. from Cowbridge. This Parish contains about 2500 acres of Land, all inclosed and cultivated. It is situate upon the river Elay. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, and Rent of Glebe, was £143..13..11."
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811



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

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

  • Parish Church of St. Cadoc
  • Bethania Calvinistic Methodist Church


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Pendoylan 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

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. Cadoc, and is in the Benefice of Pendoylan and Welsh St. Donats. 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 ST060767.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1569-1901, Marriages, 1569-1840, Burials, 1569-1902.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1569-1632, 1634, 1645, 1727-1955 1569-1629, 1727-1975 1569-1633, 1669-1672, 1727-1968 1823-1961 1717, 1724-1733, 1735-1739, 1741-1743, 1745-1752, 1754-1780, 1782-1837

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

  • Pendoylan Ecclesiastical Parish records          " ......... including registers of baptism, 1727-1955; marriages, 1727-1975; burials, 1727-1968; banns, 1823-1961; services, 1921-1949; marriage licence, 1913; Welsh church commission return, 1905-1906; churchwardens records, 1953"

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

  • Pendoylan, St. Cadoc - Christenings (BT's), 1813-1868
  • Pendoylan, Clawdd Coch Calvinistic Methodist - Christenings, 1821-1837

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Pendoylan which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc within Pendoylan 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 Glenys Travis)

  • Pendoylan [125]; - Bolgoed, Bryn Coch, Bryn, Bryn-helygan, Cae'r wigan, Cefn-llys, Clawdd-coch, Coed Leyshon, Dyffryn-bach, Dyffryn-lloff, Ffynnon Deilo, Hensol Castle, Hensol Fm, Hensol Park, Lillypot Fm, Llanerch, Llwyn rhyddid, Maesaraul (Maes-yr-haul in 1885), Mountain Lodge, Plwcca Dafydd, Pysgodlyn Mawr, Ty fry House, Ty Mawr, Tynewydd, Ty'n-y-cae, Tyn-y-pwll, Vicarage, Warren Fm

Description of parish from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis


Transcript of complete name listing for St. Nicholas, with the parishes and villages of St. George's, St. Lythans, Peterstone-super-Ely, and Pendoylan, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Pendoylan 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

  • Tredodridge


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

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST060767 (Lat/Lon: 51.481369, -3.355091), Pendoylan which are provided by:


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

1841 - 401 1851 - 363 1861 - 380 1871 - 452 1881 - 393 1891 - 352

Public Records

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

  • Pendoylan Civil Parish records        "Records of the Pendoylan Parish Council/Community Council comprising tithe plan and apportionment, 1847; assistant overseers rate books, 1900-1926; assistant overseers receipt and payment book, 1923-1927; poor rate book, 1871; minutes books, 1894-1980; Pendoylan War Memorial Hall Management Committee minutes books, 1926-1970"