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"NICHOLAS, 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 11..10..0: Patron, The Hon.William Booth Grey. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 319. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was 140..7..7, at 1s. 7d. per acre. It is 6 m. W. from Caerdiff. The Fairs, for horned Cattle and Sheep, are holden on the 19th of May, 21st of August, and 19th of December. This Parish contains about 1900 acres of cultivated Land, and about 100 acres of Underwood. It is situate on the Turnpike Road, between Caerdiff and Cowbridge. The present worthy Rector, The Rev. DAVID THOMAS, most obligingly adds, "There is an House adjoining the Church-yard, which is kept in repair at the expense of the Parish, and wherein poor People live: it appears to me, on its first Institution, to have been either a Chantry, or an Alms-house. At the distance of a quarter of a mile, in a Field on the South side of the Village, there is a very remarkable stone, measuring in length 24 Feet and in breadth 10 feet, erected on others about 6 feet high, and so constitutes a spacious Room: I judge it to be a Druidical Temple: it has a Mound raised round it, except in one place where you enter. On the North side of the Village, at an equal distance, there are the remains of a Roman Camp."-The Petty Sessions for the Hundred of Dinas Powys are holden here.
From:
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811

Bibliography
Cemeteries
Church History
Church Records
Glamorgan Parish Map Description and Travel
Directories
Maps
Population
Public Records

Bibliography

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

An on-line index to the book St. Nicholas A Historical Survey of a Glamorganshire Parish, by Charles F. Shepherd [1934] has been provided by David Webb.

Cemeteries

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

Church History

ST. NICHOLAS, St. Nicholas   1859-1861  - on Church plans online

Glamorgan Chapels Database - Here are  references to non-conformist chapels found in this parish;

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. Nicholas, 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  ST090743

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1724-1900, Marriages, 1724-1837, Burials, 1724-1902.

 

Anglican Parish Registers Held at The Glamorgan Record Office
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1762-1915 1755-1930 1762-1966 1824-1973 1724-1754, 1756-1837

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

 

Non Conformist Registers Deposited

 

Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref

Deposited/
Copies

Croes-y-parc, Baptist

See under Peterston-super-Ely
chapel database

1801-1849 - - ST 07947583

NLW

NLW- The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

The following Religious Institutions are covered in the Mormon International Genealogical Index (IGI) :-

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within St Nicholas 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)

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

St Nicholas Castle - on Castle Wales

Directories

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.

Maps

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

Population

The Population of St Nicholas was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 425 1851 - 414 1861 - 354 1871 - 419 1881 - 349 1891 - 318

Public Records

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

  • Cottrell
  • Duffryn

 

St Nicholas


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