"PENTYRCH, or, PANT YR YCH, i. e., The Ox's Vale, in the Cwmwd of Meisgyn, Cantref of Penythen (now called the Hundred of Miskin), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Vicarage valued in the King's Books at £8..3..1 1/2: Patrons, The Bishop and Chapter of Llandaff: Church dedicated to St. Cadog. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 470. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was, £324..17..6 1/4. It is 6 m. W. N. W. from Caerdiff. This Parish contains about 1500 acres of Land: and abounds with good Coal. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Augmentation, and Tythes, was £94. " From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.