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"A parish in Gower on the east side of Oxwich bay. Overlooking a sandy creek are the ruins of a castle, and the face of the cliffs are perforated with bone caverns. The neighbouring village of Parkmill is much visited for its picturesqueness."

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

Archives and Libraries

Pennard Library

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

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. Mary, is in the Benefice of Ilston with Pennard 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 SS566887.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1743-1965 1743-1971 1743-1944 - 1677-1679, 1681-1684, 1686, 1690, 1693, 1696-1697, 1699-1702, 1704, 1707, 1710, 1713, 1716, 1718, 1725, 1727, 1729-1740, 1742-1771, 1773-1776, 1778-1780, 1782-1795, 1797-1800, 1802-1803, 1805-1806, 1808-1882, 1885, 1887-1891

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

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Pennard 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 and
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Pennard - on the Enjoy-Gower site

Directories

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

History

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

Pennard and Area Local History site  - includes the Kilvrough Estate and villages of Ilston, Kittle, Parkmill, Pennard and Southgate

Extract from the Manorial Rolls of Oystermouth and Pennard, 1662-1676 - on the People's Collection Wales site

Maps

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

Population

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

1841 - 372 1851 - 348 1861 - 321 1871 - 285 1881 - 269 1891 - 240

Public Records

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Southgate
  • Stonemill
  • Widegate

 

Pennard


[Last Updated : 14 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

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