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Ystradyfodwg

"YSTRAD DYFODWG, in the Cwmwd of Meisgyn, Cantref of Penythen (now called the Hundred of Miskin), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Perpetual Curacy, not in charge, annexed to the Vicarage of Llan Trisaint: Patron, The Vicar of Llan Trisaint: Church dedicated to St. Tyfodwg. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 542. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was, 222..19..1 1/2. It is 9 m. N. N. W. from Llan Trisaint. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Stipend, and Augmentation, was 44. It is situate near the river Rhonddu Fawr. This is a very wild and romantic part of the County; and the Parish is twelve miles in circumference, the Church standing almost in the centre of it. See, Rhigos. "
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

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

Bibliography

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

An index to the book Rhondda, A second selection [Archive Photograph Series] has been provided by Allen Powell

Business and Commerce Records

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

YSTRADYFODWG, St. John the Baptist  1842-1846        - on Church plans online

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St John's Church

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. John the Baptist, and is in the Benefice of Ystradyfodwg. 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 SS972954.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1717-1883, Marriages, 1717-1837, Burials, 1629-1987.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1719-1944 1719-1761, 1779-1973 1719-1968 1864-1977 1717, 1724-1734, 1736-1819, 1821-1835

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

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Tabernacle, Wesleyan - 1958-1970, 1972-1974 - SS 97829517

Description and Travel

Places, villages, farms etc within Ystradyfodwg 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 Roy Pugh)

Description of parish (and hamlets) from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.

Gelli - - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

Penrhys - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Treherbert and Ystrad-Rhondda, with the parish and hamlets of Ystradyfodwg, Blaen-y-cwm, Blaen-y-Rhondda, Cwmdare, Cwmpark, Llwynpia, Pen-y-griag, Penyrenglyn, Pentre, Ton-pentre-ystrad, Ton-y-pandy, Treorky, Tynewydd and Tynybedw, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

History

Historical snippets re 'the Rhondda', various contributors

Maps

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

Population

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

1841 - 1,363 1851 - 1,998 1861 - 3,857 1871 - 17,777 1881 - 44,046 1891 - 68,721

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

 

Ystradyfodwg


[Last Updated : 17 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]

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