"WENFOE, 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 £13..7..1: Patron, Robert Jenner, Esq. : Church dedicated to St. Mary. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 331. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in l803, was £178..10..11, at 1s. 10d. in the pound. It is 5 m. S. W. from Caerdiff. This Parish contains about 2000 acres of Land; of which, about 200 acres are an uncultivated Common. Here is a very excellent Parsonage House, built by the late P. Birt, Esq.; and the Living is worth from 300 to £400 per annum. This is a neat and pleasant Village." From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.