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"WHITCHURCH, in the Cwmwd of Senghenydd, Cantref of Brenhinol (now called the Hundred of Caerphilly), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Chapel, not in charge, to the Vicarage of Llandaff: Patrons, The Chapter of Llandaff: Chapel dedicated to St. Mary. The Resident Population of this Parish, in l801, was 696. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was, 370.. l0..6. It is 4 m. N. b. W. from Caerdiff. This Parish contains 2500 acres of Land: and a part of Caerdiff Heath has been allotted to it, under a late Inclosure. It produces very fine Corn. There are some very extensive Tin-Plate works at Melin Grufydd, which formerly made great exports to Spain. The Canal to Merthyr Tudfyl passes through the Parish. The Chapel is a decent Building, and is now (in 1810) undergoing a thorough repair. See, Llandaff." From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

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

Bibliography

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

Cemeteries

Find a Grave - photographs of the grave headstones in St. Mary's Church (by Russ Davies)

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

WHITCHURCH, St. Mary  1863-1866          - on Church plans online

Images and History of :

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. Mary, is in the Benefice of Whitchurch, and diocese of Llandaff. 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 ST154800.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1718-1933, Marriages, 1732-1837, Burials, 1717-1838.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1732-1766, 1778-1938 1732-1758, 1813-1929 1732-1766, 1777-1932 - 1717, 1724, 1732, 1734-1748, 1750-1751, 1754-1837

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Tabernacle, Calvinistic Methodist 1944-1951 1944-1946 1914-1917, 1944-1951 ST 15657986

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Whitchurch 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.

Whitchurch & Llandaff North. An interesting website about the people and places (past and present) of Whitchurch & Llandaff North

Whitchurch - on Wikipedia

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Whitchurch, with the parishes and villages of Lisvane, Llanishen, Pentyrch, Tongwynlais, Taff's Well and Walnut Tree Bridge, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

History

The Manor of Whitchurch - from Cardiff Records, Volume II, Chapter I  NOTES ON THE MANORS OF THE CARDIFF DISTRICT . (British History Online)

Maps

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

Military History

The Whitchurch Memorial on the Whitchurch & Llandaff site

Occupations

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

Population

The Population of Whitchurch was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.

1841 - 1,376 1851 - 1,661 1861 - 2,274 1871 - 2,722 1881 - 2,752 1891 - 3,322

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

 

Whitchurch


[Last Updated : 6 May 2013 - Gareth Hicks]

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