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St George super Ely

"GEORGE'S, ST., in the Cwmwd of Is Caeth, Cantref of Brenhinol (now called the Hundred of Dinas Powys), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Rectory valued in the King's Books at £7..5..7 1/2: Patrons, The Trustees under the Will of J. Llewellin, Esq. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 114. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £57..14..8. It is 6 1/4 m. W. from Caerdiff. It is situate upon the River Elay. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Tythes, and Glebe, was £105..17..0. The Castle is in ruins. In the Church are some Gothic Monuments. "    From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811


Here is a substantial reading list of books which relate to Glamorgan, either county or parish.

Business and Commerce Records

  • Edward Watts, Castle Farm
    1849-1949: account books, papers
    [Glamorgan Archive Service, Cardiff]

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

  • Parish Church of St. George


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the St George super Ely area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

Glamorgan Chapels Database - Here is a reference to one  non-conformist chapel found in this parish;

  • [St George] 1822, March 25; Baptist; the dwelling-house of John Thomas, labourer, being part of the estate of the Rev. J. M. Treharn; the said John Thomas, William Elixander, Thomas Thomas, Minister
    Dissent in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth by Hywel D Emanuel 

Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

The church is dedicated to St. George, and is in the Benefice of St. Nicholas with Bonvilston and St. George-super-Ely. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be located at grid reference ST104766.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1693-1900, Marriages, 1697-1837, Burials, 1695-1902.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1693-1739, 1753-1983 1697-1733, 1758-1970 1695-1732, 1757-1812, 1814-1984 - 1724-1820, 1822-1831, 1833-1837

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • St Georges-super-Ely Ecclesiastical Parish records             " ........... including registers of baptisms, 1693-1983; marriages, 1697-1970; burials, 1695-1984; marriages licence, 1883; churchwardens accounts, 1818-1839; parochial church council minutes, 1929-1957"

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of St George super Ely which are provided by:

Places, villages, farms etc within St Georges-super-Ely parish  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)

  • St Georges-super-Ely (146); Castle; Coedarhydyglyn; Downs; Drope; Ffordd; Great Western Railway; Halvaes; St Georges; Tumbledown; Ty-fry; Viaducts

Description of parish from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.


Transcript of complete name listing for St. Nicholas, with the parishes and villages of St. George's, St. Lythans, Peterstone-super-Ely, and Pendoylan, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which St George super Ely has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish

  • Coedriglan
  • Downs
  • Drope


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

Glamorgan Parish Map

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST104767 (Lat/Lon: 51.482084, -3.291745), St George super Ely which are provided by:


The Population of St George-super-Ely was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.

1841 - 218 1851 - 240 1861 - 213 1871 - 236 1881 - 230 1891 - 261

Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • St George's-super-Ely Civil Parish records            " .......... including bastardy deposition, 1806; assistant overseer's rate book, 1926; assistant overseer's receipt and payment book, 1926-1927; copy of tithe plan and apportionment, 1844-1845 [copied 1980]; minutes book, 1894-1962; records regarding Best kept Village Competition, 1957-1959; miscellaneous records, 1843-1959"