References to the village of Kenfig at
Transcript of Pyle, with Sker, Kenfig, Cornelly, Kenfig Hill, and neighbourhoods, from Slaters Directory for 1880.
Description & Image of Kenfig Castle at www.castlewales.com by Jeff Thomas
Kenfig Origins - what's in a name
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.............."
The Population of Kenfig was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
|1841 (*) - 297
||1851 - 268
||1861 - 278
||1871 - 270
||1881 - 264
||1891 - 221
(*) - including 21 inhabitants of the Extra Parochial parish of Sker
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- Borough of Kenfig records "Records of the Borough of Kenfig, [c. 1396]-1998, includes: charters and transcripts, [c. 1396]-1886; ordinances of the town, 1550-1800; survey, ; minutes of the various courts, suit rolls, account books, 1742-1886; admissions of burgesses, 1774-1837; and records of Kenfig Corporation Property and Kenfig Corporation Trust, 1923-1998."
- Kenfig Parish Council/Town Council records ".......... including minutes books, 1919-1985; receipts and payments book, 1981-1985"
The Kenfig Society