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"WICK, in the Cwmwd of Maenor Glynn Ogwr, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Ogmore), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Curacy, not in charge, consolidated with the Vicarage of St. Bride's Major, and of the certified value of £14: Chapel dedicated to St. James. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 259. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £67..18..6 1/2: the Rates being levied by the acre. It is 5 m. S.S.E. from Bridgend. This Parish contains 1000 acres of inclosed Land."
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.



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

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

  • Parish Church of St. James
  • Baptist/Unitarian Church


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Wick area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

Chapels Database  - a  list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parish Images and History of the Churches in the Benefice of Llantwit Major

Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

The church is dedicated to St. James, and is in the Benefice of Llantwit Major. 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 SS923722.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1721-1915, Marriages, 1721-1837, Burials, 1721-1987.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1802-1986 1754-1987 1802-1987 1825-1923 1721, 1723-1791, 1793-1837

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

  • Wick Ecclesiastical Parish registers         " .......... including registers of baptisms, 1802-1986; marriages, 1754-1993; burials, 1802-1987; banns, 1825-1923; services, 1929-1966; miscellaneous and civil records, 1741-1849"

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

  • Wick, St. James - Christenings (BT's), 1723-1864

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Wick which are provided by:

"WICK, a parish in the hundred of OGMORE, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 5 miles (W. S. W.) from Cowbridge, containing 349 inhabitants. This parish is situated near the coast of the Bristol channel. The living is consolidated with the vicarage of St. Bride's Major, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf. The church, dedicated to St. James, is not remarkable for any architectural details. There are places of worship for Unitarian Baptists and Calvinistic Methodists. A school for the gratuitous instruction of poor children is supported by subscription. Anthony Patch bequeathed £5, Thomas Williams a small rent-charge, and two unknown benefactors the respective sums of £14 and £ 10, for the relief of the poor. Near the church are the ruins of an extensive bnilding, covered with ivy : by some it is supposed to have been a religious house, though there is no record of any establishment of the kind ; by others it is thought to have been one of the ancient halls so frequently met with in this county, in which the lords marcher held their courts, and which were subsequently converted into schools and almshouses, and were generally known by the appellation of "church houses." The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor amounts to £116. 12." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)

Places, villages, farms etc within Wick 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)

  • Wick (116); Beacon Tower (in ruins); Broughton; Brychau; Cae-Caradog; Clawdd y Mynach; Clemenstone Brook; Cwrt-y-mynach; Clearhill Cott.; Glanmor; Green-isaf; Green-uchaf; Heol-fain; Heol Las; Maesyr(hist?); Monkton isaf; Old Windmills; Rackland; Rhyle; Traeth Mawr; West Fm.; West Ho.; West street Fm.; Whitmore Stairs; Wick (village)

Wick - on Wikipedia


Transcript of complete name listing for Wick, with the parishes and villages of Llandow, Marcross and Monknash, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Wick has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish

  • Broughton (formerly in the Parish of Monknash)
  • Monkton
  • Tre pit


This diagram shows the position of this parish within the county of Glamorgan - click on this to see a full size diagram of the county

Glamorgan Parish Map

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS924722 (Lat/Lon: 51.438495, -3.549501), Wick which are provided by:


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

1841 - 377 1851 - 404 1861 - 423 1871 - 384 1881 - 363 1891 - 327

Public Records

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

  • Wick Civil parish records    ".......... comprising copy of tithe plan and apportionment, 1841 [copied 1914]"