The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-
- Parish Church of St. James
"RUDDRY (YR-YW-DRE), a parish in the hundred of CAERPHILLY, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 8 miles (N. by E.) from Cardiff, containing 276 inhabitants. This parish, which derives its name from the number of yew trees in the vicinity of the village, is pleasantly situated in a mountain valley in the eastern part of the county, and comprises but a small tract of land, of which a considerable portion is unenclosed and uncultivated. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agricultural pursuits. The surrounding scenery is pleasingly varied, and enlivened by the river Romney, which forms the eastern boundary of the parish ; and from the higher grounds are some richly diversified views over the adjacent country, embracing a portion of the picturesque county of Monmouth. Lead-ore has been found in the white limestone of the parish. The living is consolidated with the rectory of Bedwas, in Monmouthshire, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf. The church, dedicated to St. James, is not remarkable for any architectural details. C. Edward Edmond, in 1743, bequeathed £2 per annum to the poor of this parish, which is regularly paid. Here is a mineral spring, which is said to be highly efficacious in curing diseases of the eye, and is much resorted to for that purpose. The poor are supported by an average annual expenditure amounting to £ 140. 4." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)
Places, villages, farms etc within Rudry 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)
- Rudry (133); Cefn-On; Coed Coesau-whips; Cross; Garth Place; Gwaun-y-bara; Llwyn-gwyn; Mynydd Rudry; Mynydd y Bwlch; Pant-glas; Pen-how; Rudry (village); Sch.; Ty-gowla?; Ty'n-y-coedcau; Wern Ddu;
You can see pictures of Rudry which are provided by:
Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish
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administrative areas in which Rudry has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
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This diagram shows the position of this parish within the county of Glamorgan - click on this to see a full size diagram of the county
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST194865 (Lat/Lon: 51.571585, -3.164372), Rudry which are provided by: