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Sker (Extra Parochial) in the Parish of Pyle and Kenfig

"SKEIR, a district (extra-parochial), in the hundred of NEWCASTLE, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 6 miles (W.) from Bridgend. It consists of one large farm of several hundred acres, situated adjacent to Skeir Point, on the shore of the Bristol Channel, and close to Kenvig common: it formerly belonged to the abbey of Neath, which accounts for its being unattached to any parish."[A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833  © Mel Lockie 2016]


References to Sker in the British Library


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Description and Travel

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

Historical Geography

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS796798 (Lat/Lon: 51.504223, -3.736166), Sker which are provided by:


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

1841 - 21 1851 - 17 1861 - 14 1871 - 13 1881 - 11 1891 - 9