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Pyle and Kenfig

"PYLE, in the Cwmwd of Tir yr Hwndrwd, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Newcastle), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Chapel, to the Vicarage of Cynfig: Patron, The Crown: Chapel dedicated to St. James the Apostle. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 406. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 126..7..11, at 7s. 6d.in the pound. It is 12 1/2 m. N.W. from Cowbridge. This Parish contains about 1600 acres of Land; of which, about 100 acres are uninclosed. There is a Spring of cold water near the Chapel, called Collwyn Well, which has been famed, for some Centuries past, for its medicinal Virtues. The great Tythes belong to Thomas Mansell Talbot, Esq.; and the small Tythes to the Vicar. Here is a "cleanly little Inn." "
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

Bibliography
Church History
Church Records
Description and Travel
Glamorgan Parish Map Directories
 History
Maps
Schools

Bibliography

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

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 of St James' Church, Pyle

PYLE, St. James  1876-1877            - on Church plans online

The Parish of Pyle & Kenfig

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. James, is in the Benefice of Pyle with Kenfig, and diocese of Llandaff. 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 SS825826.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1695-1876, Marriages, 1688-1837, Burials, 1695-1898. Visit their website for information on how to purchase these fiche.

Anglican Parish Registers held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1695-1920 1695-1837 1695-1925 1824-1860, 1904-1949 1696, 1721, 1723-1724, 1726-1747, 1749-1837

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

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 Pyle and Kenfig 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 Gareth Hicks)

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

Directories

Transcript of Pyle, with Sker, Kenfig, Cornelly, Kenfig Hill, and neighbourhoods, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

History

Kenfig through the ages - "In medieval times Kenfig was awarded the status of a Borough. The Kenfig Borough or Old Bro Cynffig included old Kenfig, modern Kenfig, Maudlam (Mawdlam), much of North Cornelly, Marlas, Pyle and some of Kenfig Hill......."

Maps

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

Schools

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

 

Pyle and Kenfig


[Last Updated : 21 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

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