"YSTRAD OWAIN, in the Cwmwd of Maenor Rhuthyn, Cantref of Pen y then (now called the Hundred of Cowbridge), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Perpetual Curacy, not in charge: Patron, The Chancellor of Llandaff: Church dedicated to St. Owain. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 169. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in l803, was £49..3..1, at 2s. 6d. in the pound. It is 3 m. N. b. E. from Cowbridge. This Parish contains 1000 acres of inclosed Land, and an extensive uninclosed Common.-The present worthy Minister, The Rev. RICHARD WILLIAMS, very obligingly adds, "There were standing, not many years ago, in a Field near the Village, two large, but rude monumental Stones, said to have been placed at the heads of the Graves of Owain ab Ithel and his Consort, and commonly called, The King and Queen Stones: but they have of late years been removed. Tal y Faen Castle, of which there are some remains, was one of the Castles belonging to the thirteen Peers of Glamorgan. It was granted by Sir Robert Fitz Hamon to Sir Richard de Seward, in whose Family it continued for many Generations, and from, whom it came by Marriage to the Dukes of Lancaster. It is still a part of the Duchy of Lancaster. In a Field adjoining the Church-yard, on the Western side, there is a very large Tumulus, of which no traditional account now remains."-According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Stipend only, was £9. The Great Tythes belong to The Rev. Dr. Hunt, the present most worthy Chancellor of the Church of Llandaff." From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.