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Tythegston

"TYTHEGSTON, in the Cwmwd of Tir yr Hwndrwd, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Newcastle), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Curacy, not in charge, consolidated with the Vicarage of Newcastle: Patron, The King: Church dedicated to St. Tudwg. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (consisting of the Higher and Lower Divisions) was 283. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was, 107..19..8 1/4. It is 3 m. W. b. S. from Bridgend. This Parish contains about 700 acres of Land; of which, nearly 100 acres are uninclosed. On the Estate of HENRY KNIGHT, Esq., are the remains of a Cromlech."
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

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

Bibliography

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

Cemeteries

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

Church History

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

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph

TYTHEGSTON, St. Tydwd   1872-1877          - on Church plans online

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. Tydwg, is in the Benefice of Laleston with Tythegston and Merthyr Mawr, and is in the diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. Church is no longer in use.. The church can be located at grid reference SS858788.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1721-1901, Marriages, 1723-1837, Burials, 1721-1901.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1758-1987 1837-1965 1766-1987 - 1721, 1723-1835, 1837

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

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

Description and Travel

"TYTHEGSTON (LLAN-DUDWG), a parish, comprising the Upper and Lower divisions, each of which separately maintains its own poor, in the hundred of NEWCASTLE, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 3 1/2 miles (w.) from Bridgend, and containing 404 inhabitants, of which number, 302 are in the Upper, and 102 in the Lower, division. The present name of this place is only a modification of its ancient Welsh name Llan Dudwg, signifying " Dudwg's town," and originally derived from the dedication of its church to St. Dudwg, or Tudwg, one of the disciples of Cenydd, who flourished about the middle of the sixth century. The parish is but of small extent, but contains some good arable and pasture land : the upper division abounds with iron-ore, coal, and clay for making bricks, of which considerable quantities are procured, and, by means of a rail-road communicating with the little harbour of Porthcawl, are shipped off to the neighbouring coasts. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Newcastle, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf. The church is a small ancient edifice, not distinguished by any architectural details. A school for the gratuitous instruction of poor children has been established in the Lower hamlet, and is supported by subscription. Catherine Lougher, and Thomas Leyson, in 1730, bequeathed each a small portion of land to the poor of the parish. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor of the whole parish amounts to 130. 19., of which sum, 76.2. is assessed on the Higher, and 54. 17. on the Lower, division." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)

Places, villages, farms etc within Tythegston 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)

Directories

Transcript of name listing for Bridgend and district, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Land and Property

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

Maps

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

Population

The Population of Tythegston was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
1841 - 794 1851 - 1,152 1861 - 1,678 1871 - 1,490 1881 - 1,638 1891 - 1,578

Public Records

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

Schools

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

Hamlets, Towns and Villages

 

Tythegston


[Last Updated : 21 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

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