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Swansea St. Mary


Church History

St Mary's Church

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St Mary's, Swansea

Chapels Database  - a  list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parish

St Mary's Church is located at grid reference SS656929.


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

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1631-1706, 1712-1941, 1959-1978 1631-1706, 1712-1941, 1959-1978 1631-1706, 1712-1937, 1957-1979(cremated remains) 1823-1837, 1872-1873, 1894-1924 1676-1678, 1681, 1683-1684, 1686, 1690, 1693, 1695-1697, 1700-1702, 1704, 1713, 1717, 1725-1736, 1738, 1740-1759, 1761-1786, 1788-1792, 1794-1800, 1802-1803, 1805-1882, 1885, 1887-1895, 1898-1905
At the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

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

  • St Mary ecclesiastical parish records           "Ancient parish, from which came Holy Trinity, Sketty, St Thomas, St Peter, Christ Church, St Gabriel, St Mark, St Barnabas, St James and St Matthew. Includes St Phillip's mission church"
    "Registers (including service and banns registers) 1631-1989; Churchwardens' accounts 1793-1987; PCC and Church Council minutes 1920-1993; Vestry minutes 1761-1995; papers relating to church property, fabric and buildings (including plans, faculties and deeds) 1738-1976; details of parish boundaries 1851-1889; charity papers 1791-1980; papers relating to tithes 1874-1962; papers relating to schools 1848-1956; annual reports 1885-1983; parish magazines 1890-1985; church histories 1932-1985; church library (mainly local history and theological books) 1840-1969; photographs and paintings 1849-1999 and n.d.; correspondence, orders of service and miscellaneous 1847-2002."

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

  • Swansea, St. Mary - Christenings, 1631-1706, 1813-1875, Marriages, 1813-1838

The People's Collection Wales site has material for this parish, use the onsite search box

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Swansea St Mary's 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 Rob Frayne)

  • Swansea Town (24); Cwmbwrla, Uplands
  • Swansea Higher (25); Cockett, Cwmdu, Cwm Llwyd, Garnlas, Hendrefoilan, Hill House, Login, Mynydd bach-y-glo, Tir Hestre, Waunarlwydd, Ystrad-iasf, Ystrad-uchaf
  • Swansea Lower (26); Dderwen fawr, Dunvant, Goitre, Hafod House, Killay, Llanerch, Lower Sketty, Olchfa, Race Course, Singleton, Sketty, Sketty Hall, Sketty Park

Public Records

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

  • Swansea, St Mary Parish Records               ".......... including records of the parish workhouse, 1817-1833; poor rate books, 1726-1918; tithe plan and apportionment, 1843"


Swansea St. Mary [Last Updated : 13 Nov 2012  - Gareth Hicks]