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Kenfig in the Parish of Pyle and Kenfig

Bibliography
Directories
History


Population
Public Records
Societies

Bibliography

References to the village of Kenfig at

Directories

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

History

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.............."

Population

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

Public Records

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, [1661]; 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"

Societies

The Kenfig Society