"ANDREW'S, ST., in the Cwmwd of Is Caeth, Cantref of Brenhinol (now called the Hundred of Dinas Powys), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Rectory, valued in the King's Books at £14..13..1 1/2: Patron, The King. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 420. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £273..19..8, at 6s. 9d. in the pound. It is 5 m. S. W. from Caerdiff. This Parish is inclosed. The name of the Village is Dinas Powys. It is situate near the Bristol Channel. The present worthy Rector, BENJAMIN HALL, D. D., most obligingly adds, "Here are the remains of an ancient Castle, called Dinas Powys Castle, formerly the property of Lord Brook, now of the Widow of the late William Hurst, Esq."
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811