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Kelly's Directory South Wales 1910

The general description relating to ' South Wales' was extracted  by Gareth Hicks with the kind permission of the publishers from the CD of the same title as the main heading. (Archive CD Books)

There is a full parish breakdown of the Poor Law Unions in the six counties of Brecknockshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan, Pembrokeshire, and Radnorshire---with Monmouthshire excluded. There are also details of the 3 District Probate Registries.


SOUTH WALES consists of substantially the larger half of the Principality, and comprises six counties, viz. ---Brecon, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Pembroke and Radnor; which have the following areas and population:

Column headings

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 Brecon ... ... 475,224 ... 469,301 ... 59,907

 Cardigan ... 440,630 ... 443,071 ... 60,240

 Carmarthen ... 587,816 ... 587,816 ... 135,328

 Glamorgan ... 518,863 ... 518,863 ... 859,931

 Pembroke ... 395,151 ... 392,710 ... 88,732

 Radnor ... ... 301,164 ... 301,164 ... 23,281

Only two of these counties are inland, Radnor and Brecon, or Brecknock; all the others reach the sea, and present a coast line, fairly regular on the northwest, but very irregular on the west and south, owing to the existence of several large bays and many indentations. Cardiganshire, the north-western county, preserves an almost unbroken sea-front, from the estuary of the Dovey to that of the Teifi, the only interruption being at New Quay, where there is a small bay and a bold headland. Pembrokeshire, which follows, is a broad peninsula, with several small bays on the north, and the promontory called Strumble Head; on the east is the broad expanse of St. Bride's Bay, closely sbut in on the north and south, St. David's 'Head and Ramsey Island forming the point of the northern horn, and the islands of Skomer and Skokholm lying at the opposite extremity: further south are St. Ann's Head, Milford Haven, Freshwater Bay and St. Gowan's Head, and eastwards, Caldy Island, which is nearly opposite Tenby. The Carmarthenshire coast is comparatively unimportant, but gives its name to a long open bay, including the estuaries of the Taf and Towy, and the Llwchwr or Burry river inlet on the east. Glamorganshire includes the Gower peninsula, which is about 15 miles long by 8 in extreme breadth, and is bounded on the north by the Barry inlet; on the east is Rhosily Bay, with Worms Head; on the south, Port Eynon Bay, Oxwich Bay, lying between Oxwich point, and Pwll-du Head; and to the east, Swansea Bay, on which that town stands, and which is sheltered on the south by the Oystermouth or Mumbles promontory. The rest of this coast stretches out with a boldly convex outline into the Bristol Channel, and includes Cardiff, where is the outlet of the river Taff.

 The physical features of South Wales are much varied, and present strong contrasts, the hilly, and in parts mountainous regions being largely moorland, but often thickly wooded, and alternating with deep and secluded gorges, expanding into open valleys, traversed by foaming and rushing torrents, which at length become wide rivers, flowing placidly through beautiful and diversified scenery of hill, wood and valley, to the sea. The mountains are of considerable, though not overpowering height, and arrange themselves in several groups, or divisions : one great range begins at St. David's Head, and is continued in a north-easterly direction through Cardiganshire into Radnor, it includes the Preceley mountains (1,754 feet) and peaks south of Rhayader, rising to 2,120 feet. From Mid Wales to the north-east runs another range, including the heights of Cilycwm Forest and Cefn Llwydlo, near Llandovery, and east of it the Mynydd Bwlch y Groes, and Mynydd Epynt, continued past Builth by the Aberedw Hills, to Radnor Forest (2,163 ft.). In Carmarthen and Brecknock shires are the Black Mountains, or Great Forest, extending eastwards from Llandilo Fawr, with a maximum height of 2,596 ft. and continued by the Brecon Beacons, of which the loftiest peak is Pen-y-Fan (2,910 ft.). In the northern part of Glamorganshire, enclosing the Vale of Neath on the south, is another range, stretching from Neath to beyond Aberdare, the highest peak being Craig-y-Llyn (1,971 ft.) nearly opposite Glyn Neath. But the scenery of South Wales derives its greatest strength and beauty from the exquisite picturesqueness of its streams and rivers; and though, in many cases, the smaller rivers and valleys have been defiled and their attractions destroyed by the nature of the industries pursued beside and around them, the larger ones, for the most part, still remain fair and unpolluted, and present to the visitor an ever varying succession of delightful prospects. On the western side, the chief rivers are the Rheidol and Ystwyth, both of which debouch at Aberystwyth; the Ayron, falling into the sea at Aberayron, and the Teifi, whose outlet is at Cardigan : flowing south into wide adjacent estuaries below Carmarthen, there are the Taf and Towy; the Neath discharges itself at Neath ; the Taff and Rumney at Cardiff, and the Sirhowy and Usk at Newport. The eastern side is traversed, somewhat circuitously, by the famous Wye, which, between Llangurig and Hay, displays some of its finest scenery, unmarred by the later ebb of tidal water.

 The Welsh coal fields extend southwards from some isolated districts near Shrewsbury, and occupy, generally, the whole of South Wales, but narrowing towards the west, their greatest breadth, between Merthyr and Cardiff, being rather over 20 miles ; and there are other coal districts stretching across Pembrokeshire. The presence of these great coal fields maintains not only a very widely spread mining industry, but also important and extensive iron works, and others devoted to the smelting of copper and tin. Lead mines are worked in Carmarthen and Cardigan shires, and silver is also found in small quantities. To facilitate the traffic created by these various industries, a large number of railways have been constructed, especially in Glamorganshire, where they form a perfect network of inter-communicating lines, mostly leading in the direction of Cardiff and Newport.

 The principal lines of railway are the Great Western, whose system extends from Hereford, and from Bristol (via Severn Tunnel), throughout the sea-bound counties as far as Cardigan, Fishguard and Haverfordwest. From Carmarthen on the main line is a branch to Aberystwyth.

 The London and North Western runs south from Shrewsbury through Builth and Llanwrtyd Wells to Llandovery and Llandilo, and also has some local sections west of Merthyr, and in Pembrokeshire.

 The Midland enters Brecknockshire through Hay and Brecon to Swansea.

 The Mid Wales line, a continuation of the Cambrian system, runs from Llanidloes to Three Cocks Junction on the Midland railway.

 The Taff Vale railway is confined to Glamorganshire, and has its chief terminus at Cardiff, but includes branches from Pontypool to Merthyr, Aberdare and Treherbert. There are also several canals.

 The Agriculture, like the climate, is necessarily much affected by local physical conditions, and but little of the soil, comparatively speaking, is under cultivation; much of the land on the banks of the greater rivers is meadow and pasture, and it is along the valleys of these rivers that the soil is most fertile, and the crops accordingly most abundant. At the same time, the hills and mountain sides, though unproductive, are largely used as grazing land for cattle, ponies, and flocks of diminutive sheep, which are allowed to roam about at will, and are only collected for the winter or periodically. Flannel of excellent quality is manufactured in Wales generally, and in many cases this industry is carried on by cottagers in their homes. The commerce of South Wales may be most comprehensively understood by a reference to the accounts given under its principal centres, viz.: Cardiff, Swansea, Port Talbot and Barry.

 In the 6th century, the country we now call Wales was merely a district of South Britain, inhabited, in turn, by pre-Aryan and Celtic tribes, until they were overpowered by the Romans, who introduced the elements of civilization and a settled form of government, but on their retirement in A.D. 410, the tribal system was resumed, and the country reduced to a state of anarchy. It was then invaded by the Irish Danes and the Saxons of Wessex and Mercia, and Offa, in 779, built the famous Dyke from the Dee to the Wye to mark off his dominions, and protect them against Welsh incursions. In the meanwhile the country was divided into a number of petty states, each jealous of the other, and constantly engaged in paltry and purposeless feuds and sanguinary conflicts, until at length, Rhodri Mawr (Roderick the Great), King of Gwynedd (A.D. 843), having, by some means, largely added to his original patrimony, apparently became ruler over nearly the whole of Wales. He died in A.D. 877 and left three sons, to whom he is said to have allotted Gwynedd or North Wales, Powys-land, and South Wales or Dynevor respectively. Howel Dda, his grandson, and second Prince of South Wales, was a famous chieftain, and attempted, but failed, to create a spirit of national unity, and after submitting himself with other Welsh Princes to Alfred the Great, died in A.D. 948, and the Saxon power being unable to maintain order, the country again fell into confusion. In 1015 Llewelyn ap Sitsylt or Cecil, fifth Prince of South Wales, acquired a leading position, and his son, Gryffydd, who became King of Gwynedd in 1039, in 1044 was master of all Wales, but two years later did fealty to England, and was eventually slain by his own subjects in 1064. Wales, which had during the rule of this Prince been overrun in 1063-4 by Harold and Tostig, was invaded in 1081 by William the Conqueror, and the subjection of South Wales was ensured in 1090 by the defeat and death of Rhys ap Tewdwr Mawr, 11th Prince of this line; several other Princes succeeded in turn to the sovereignty, the last, according to Dr. Heylin, being Meredydd ap Owain, 17th in order, who died in 1235, and the barons of South Wales finally submitted themselves to Edwd. I. in 1277. The territories conquered by William I. and his barons and knights, became known as the "Lordship Marches",   and had all the rights of Palatine Earldoms : the Lords Marchers, one hundred and forty-two in number, held regal power within the limits of their respective districts, owing allegiance only to the King, to whom also internal disputes had to be referred ; nevertheless, the King's writ was inoperative on the Marches, and all offences were said to be against the peace, not of the King but of the Lord. Yet, although their power individually was great, they were collectively weak, being as much divided as the Welsh chieftains themselves. The latter, who in Mid and North Wales still maintained a bold front, and displayed much activity, constantly opposed the invaders, and up to the time of his death in 1240, Llewelyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of Gwynedd, made unceasing attacks upon the Lords Marchers and even succeeded in wresting from them some part of their conquered territory.. By the Act 28 Edw. I. c. 2 (1354) these regal Lords were made dependents of the Crown, and Hen. VIII. by an Act in the 27th year of his reign (1536), incorporated Wales with England, and thus restrained their powers, and they are said to have been finally suppressed by the Act I Wm. and Mary, c. 27 (1689), but this is not, even up to the present day, fully acknowledged, there being still several gentlemen of estate who claim for themselves the title of  "Lord Marcher".  

 The political history of Wales may be said to date from the reign of Hen. VIII. who made the whole country   "shire-ground",   i.e. divided it into counties, and by the above and subsequent Acts gave it a form of local government and parliamentary representation, but no parliamentary returns for Wales now appear to exist until the Parliament of 33 Hen, VIII. (1541-2), in which all the counties of South Wales (except Cardigan) and most of the principal boroughs are represented; for the next parliament, 37 Hen. VIII. (1545), no returns have been found; but in those of I Edw. VI. (1547) the county and borough of Cardigan both appear, Brecon and Radnor being omitted, and there is no full parliamentary return of all the 12 Welsh counties and boroughs until 7 Edw. VI. (1552-3). South Wales now returns 18 members, of whom 11 represent Counties, 3 Parliamentary districts, and 4 the towns of Swansea, Cardiff and Merthyr.

 Municipal institutions had their rise during the Norman and later periods, and over 30 towns in South Wales either are, or have been, municipal boroughs; of these, 10 claim prescriptive rights. Some of the earliest charters of incorporation were granted by the territorial lords, and the later royal charters principally by the Plantagenet and Tudor monarchs, but in one or two oases of existing corporations, their existence is little more than nominal, and the Mayor, in one instance at least, is appointed by the lord of the manor; independently of this gentleman, there now appear to be in South Wales about 14 actual Municipal Corporations.

 The Welsh system of Judicature originated in the establishment by Edward IV. in 1479 of the " Court of the President and Council of Wales".   This court held its sittings at Ludlow, and under its auspices a special Court of Justice, known as "The King's Great Sessions in Wales",   was held twice a year, and this arrangement was continued until, in 1822, the Common Laws Commissioners, as the result of an enquiry, reported that its maintenance was not desirable, and by an Act of Parliament passed in 1830, the Special Great Sessions, were abolished, and new Circuits created, which are now served by the ordinary judges of the High Court.

 The Ancient Courts of Probate and Depositories of Wills have of late years been consolidated and re-settled, and as regards South Wales, are now located as follows:the Consistorial Episcopal Court of Carmarthen and that of the Archdeaconries of Cardigan and St David's are both at Carmarthen; in the former which retains many testaments from the other parts of the diocese, the wills date from 1600; in the latter, only from 1746; the Consistory Court of the Archdeaconry of Brecon is at Hereford, and besides the counties of Brecon and Radnor, it includes the parishes of Kerry and Mochtre in Montgomery, Cwmyoy and Oldcastle in Monmouth, and 8 parishes in Herefordshire, and its wills date from 1625; the Consistorial Court of Llandaff remains there, and has wills from 1590; the Palmers' Guild at Ludlow, once the chief seat of the Welsh Judiciary, also had testamentary jurisdiction, and wills proved under this authority from 1304 to 1499, are now in the custody of the Town Clerk.

 DISTRICT PROBATE REGISTRIES.

Carmarthen.

Comprising the Counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen, including the town of Carmarthen, and Pembroke, including the town of Haverfordwest, with the deaneries of East and West Gower in the county of Glamorgan

Registrar, Herbert Murray Fraser, King st. Carmarthen,

 Llandaff.

 Comprising the County of Glamorgan, with the exception of the deaneries of East and West Gower, and Monmouth

 Registrar, Charles Herbt. Wilkinson, Cardiff rd. Llandaff

 Hereford.

 Comprising the Counties of Radnor, Brecknock and Hereford

 Registrar, Henry Cecil M. Nolan, 27 Castle st. Hereford

 

Christianity is said to have been introduced into Wales in the 2nd century, and according to Bede and the Anglo Saxon Chronicle, through Lleurwg, Lucius or Lud, a King of the Britons, who is affirmed to have sent an embassy to Eleutherus, bishop of Rome (177-92), desiring to be instructed in the Christian faith : for this purpose, " two most religious doctors", by name Dwyvan and Fagan, were sent to Britain, and having baptized Lucius and his people, preached to them the Gospel of Christ. Subsequently an Archbishopric was founded at Caerleon-on-Usk, for the government of the Church in Wales, and transferred, c. 519, to St. David's, although that see and monastery was probably not fully established till, A.D. 600; it remained archiepiscopal or quasi-archiepiscopal until 1115, since which date the occupants of this see have held the status only of bishops. It now includes the entire counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen and Pembroke, almost all Brecon, and, saving a few parishes, the whole of Radnor, besides two deaneries in Glamorganshire, and it contains 414 benefices.

 The first church at Llandaff is said to have been founded by the King Lucius already mentioned, and the earliest known bishop is St. Dubricius, who was consecrated by St. Germain, died A.D. 612. This see comprises the entire county of Monmouth, most of Glamorgan, parts of two parishes in Brecknock and part of one parish in Hereford, and it contains 263 benefices. All the Welsh sees were made subject to Canterbury by a decree of Innocent III. in 1203.

 The Ecclesiastical architecture of South Wales, generally considered, is not particularly interesting, although churches are numerous, but in some cases they are more noticeable on account of the military character of their towers, evidently built for purposes of defence. The grandest examples are, of course, the magnificent Cathedral of St. David's, the elegant and admirably restored Cathedral of Llandaff, and the great cruciform priory Church at Brecon, and there are others which present features of special interest, among which may be named St. Woollo's, Newport, the priory Churches of Chepstow and Abergavenny, Llanbadarn Fawr, Llanddew, Haverfordwest, Llantwit, Gumfreston and Carmarthen. During the last half of the 19th century much was done in the restoration or building of churches in Wales.

 The formal separation from the Church took place in 1811, and the sects now chiefly represented are the Calvinistic, Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists, Baptists, and Congregationalists.

Education in Wales has certainly made great strides, and is now pursued with unmistakable enthusiasm by all classes. What may be called "popular education" began with the Rev. Griffith Jones, vicar of Llanddowror, in Carmarthenshire, who, in 1730, established a system of  "circulating schools",   which, however, had only a local character. On the passing of the Elementary Education Act, 1870   (33 and 34 Vict. c. 75), School Boards were formed throughout England and Wales, and in 1900 there was, in South Wales, a population of 912,973 under these Boards. Welsh education received a further impetus by the operation of the "Welsh Intermediate Education Act, 1889" (52 and 53 Vict. c. 40), the purpose of which is "to make further provision for intermediate and technical education" ; and there were in 1905 46 schools in South Wales which had been established under this Act. The University of Wales was founded November 30, 1893, and includes the three colleges of Bangor, Aberystwyth and Cardiff, its governing body meeting at Aberystwyth ; there is also the important Theological College of St. David's at Lampeter, and both these institutions are empowered to grant degrees.

 The antiquities of South Wales, both pre-historic and mediaeval, are numerous, varied, and of the highest interest. Cromlechs and meini-hirion or longstones are common, and the latter sometimes bear Ogham or other inscriptions ; Cromlechs are more prevalent in Pembrokeshire than elsewhere, but are often imperfect, their slabs having frequently been used for fencing and kindred purposes : Camps are met with in almost every locality, and in some parts, the cliffs, immediately above the sea, show traces of having been strongly fortified, and this is especially the case on and about St. David's Head : Offa's Dyke is yet perfect in many places, and some British and Roman roads are still in evidence ; there are also many wells or springs, some of which possess medicinal or curative properties, while others, believed to have magical powers, are tenaciously regarded with superstitious veneration. The mediaeval antiquities include, besides a number of monastic churches still in use, the more or less extensive ruins of various abbeys and priories, the chief of which are Neath and Ewenny in Glamorgan, Cwmhir in Radnorshire, Talley or Tallac in Carmarthenshire, Strata Florida in Cardiganshire and Haverfordwest and Monkton in Pembrokeshire : there are also a few ruined chapels, such as St. Govan's near Pembroke, and St. Justinian's and St. Nun's chapels near St. David's, and the chapel of St. Mary's College, also at St. David's. The ruined Castles of South Wales are mostly of a military character, but in some cases, such as Manorbier and Llawhaden, were residential, rather than defensive ; those most worthy of note are Caerphilly, Haverfordwest, Kidwelly, Laugharne, Llanstephan and Pembroke.

 Among the seaside resorts, Tenby holds the first place, and may be described as a miniature Scarborough, possessing both north and south sands ; the town, still encompassed by its ancient walls, is a pleasant one, and has an attractive neighbourhood. Other popular watering places are Saundersfoot, Pendine, Manorbier and Penally, all on Carmarthen bay; Oystermouth or Mumbles on Swansea bay ; Dale, near Milford Haven ; Solva, on St. Bride's bay; St. David's; and Fishguard, Newport and Aberaeron, on Cardigan bay. The chief inland resorts are those which attract visitors on account of the medicinal qualities of their wells, or springs, and comprise, Llandrindod in Radnorshire; and Builth, Llangammarch and Llanwrtyd in Breconshire. The waters of Llandrindod and Builth are similar, and include both saline, chalybeate and sulphur springs ; those of Llanwrtyd are, in parts, similar, while at Llangammarch is a spring highly charged with chloride of barium. To these places may be added Pont-Neath-Vaughan near Glyn Neath, which is largely visited on account of the numerous fine cascades created by the rivers Perddyn, Little Neath, Mellte and Hepste in their tumultuous descent through the rocky and picturesque gorges with which this locality abounds; and there are other splendid waterfalls near Erwood and Resolven, and at Ystradgynlais.

The following list gives the Poor Law Unions with the places in each; ---

BRECKNOCK COUNTY

Brecknock Union

Aberyscir

Battle

Brecon (St David Within; St David Without; St John)

Cantreff

Castle Inn

Cathedine

Christ's College

Cray

Garthbrengy

Glyn

Glyntawe

Haverfordwest, St Mary

Llanddetty

Llanddew

Llandefailogfach

Llandefalley

Llandilofane

Llanfigan

Llanfihangel-fechan

Llanfihangel-nantbran

Llanfihangel-talyllyn

Llanfillo

Llanfrynach

Llangasty-talyllyn

Llangorse

Llanhamlach

Llansaintfraed

Llanspyddid

Llanwern

Maescar

Merthyr Cynog

Modrydd

Penpont

Senny

Talachddu

Traianglaes

Traianmawr

Trallong

Trawscoed

Vennyfach

Ysclydach

 

 

 

 Builth Union.

 In Brecknockshire.

Altmawr

Builth

Gwarafog

Gwenddwr

Llanafanfawr

Llanafanfechan or Llanfechan

Llanddewi Abergwessin

Llanddewir Cwm

Llandulas

Llanfihangel Abergwessin

Llanfihangel Bryn Pabuan

Llanganten

Llangynog

Llanlleonfel

Llanwrtyd Urban

Llanwrtyd Without

Llanynis

Llysdinam

Maesmynis

Penbuallt

Rhosferig,

Treflis

 

 

 In Radnorshire.

Aberedw

Bettws Disserth

Cregrina

Disserth & Trencoed

Llanbadarn y Garreg

Llandrindod Rural

Llandrindod Urban

Llanelwedd

Llanfaredd

Llansantffraid in Elve

Rhulen

 

 Crickhowell Union.

Beaufort (Monmouthshire)

Brynmawr

Crickhowell

Cwmdu

Dukestown (Monmouthshire)

Grwynefawr

Grwynefechan

Llanbedr

Llanelly

Llangattock

Llangenny

Llangynidr

Llechrhyd (Monmouthshire)

Patricio

Rassa (Monmouthshire)

 

 Hay Union.

 In Brecknockshire.

Aberllynfi

Bronllys

Glynfach

Hay Urban

Hay Rural

Llanelieu

Llanigon

Llyswen

Pipton

Talgarth

Tregoyd & Velindre

 

 In Radnorshire.

Boughrood

Bryngwyn

Clyro

Glasbury

Llanbedr Painscastle

Llanddewifach

Llandeilo Graban

Llanstephan

Llowes

 

 

 

 In Herefordshire.

Bredwardine

Clifford

Cusop

Dorstone

Whitney

 

 

 

 CARDIGAN COUNTY.

 Aberayron Union.

Cilcennin

Ciliau Aeron

Cydplwyf

Dihewid

Henfynyw Lower

Henfynyw Upper

Llanarth

Llanbadarn Trefeglwys

Llanddewi Aberarth (Lower)

Llanddewi Aberarth (Upper)

Llandysilio Gogo

Llanerchaeron

Llanfihangel Ystrad

Llanina

Llanllwchairarn

Llansantffraid

New Quay

 

 

 

 Aberystwyth Union.

Aberystwith

Broncastellan

Caelau y Maesmawr

Clarach

Cwmrheidol

Cyfoeth y Brenin

Cynnull Mawr

Elerch

Henllys

Isayndre

Llanafan

Llanbadarn y Croyddyn Lower

Llanbadarn y Croyddyn Upper

Llancynfelyn

Llanddeiniol

Llanfihangel y Croyddyn Lower

Llanfihangel y Croyddyn Upper

Llangwyryfon

Llanilar

Llanrhystyd Haminiog

Llanrhystyd Mefenydd

Llanychaiarn

Melindwr

Parcel Canol

Rhostie

Tir y mynach

Trefeirig

Uchayndre

Vaenor Lower

Vaenor Upper

 

 

Cardigan Union.

In Cardiganshire.

Aberporth

Blaenporth

Cardigan St. Mary

Llandygwydd

Llangoedmore

Llechryd

Mount

St. Dogmails Municipal

Tremain

Verwick

 

 

In Pembrokeshire.

Bayvil

Bridell

Cilgerran

Dinas

Eglwyswrw

Llanfair Nant Gwyn

Llanfihangel Penbedw

Llantood

Llanychlwydog

Manordivy

Meline

Monington

Moylgrove

Nevern

Newport

St. Dogmells Rural

Whitechurch

 

 

 

 Lampeter Union.

Bettws Bledwrs

Cellan

Lampeter Rural

Lampeter Urban

Llanbyther(Carmarthensh)

Llanfair Clydogau

Llanfihangel Rhosycorn (Carmarthenshire)

Llangybi

Llanllwni (Carmarthenshire)

Llanwenog

Llanwnen

Llanycrwys (Carmarthensh)

Pencarreg (Carmarthenshire)

Silian

Trefilian

 

 Tregaron Union.

Bettws Leiki

Blaenpenal

Caron is Clawdd or Tregaron

Caron Uwch Clawdd Strata Florida

Dothie Camddwr

Dothie Pysgotwr

Garth & Ystrad

Gartheli.

Gogoyan

Gorwydd

Gwnnws Lower

Gwnnws Upper

Gwynfil

Llanbadarn Odwyn

Llangeitho

Llanio

Lledrod Lower

Lledrod Upper

Nantcwnlle

Prysg & Carfan

Ysptty Ystwyth

Ystrad Meurig

 

 

CARMARTHEN COUNTY.

 Carmarthen Union,

Abergwilly

Abernant

Carmarthen (St. Peter)

Conwil-Elfet

Laugharne Parish

Laugharne Town

Llanarthney

Llandawke

Llanddarog

Llandefeilog

Llandilo-Abercowin

Llandowror

Llanfihangel-Abercowin

Llangain

Llangendeirne

Llanginning

Llangunnock

Llangunnar

Llanllawddog

Llanpumpsaint

Llansadwrnen

Llanstephan

Llanwinio

Merthyr

Mydrim

Newchurch

St. Clears

St. Ishmael

Trelech-ar-Bettws

 

 

 

   Llandilo-Fawr Union.

Ammanford

Bettws

Brechfa

Llandebie

Llandilo Urban

Llandilo-Fawr Rural

Llandyfeisant

Llanegwad

Llanfihangel Aberbythych

Llanfihangel Cilfargen

Llanfynydd

Llangathen

Llansawel

Quarter Bach

Talley

 

Llandovery Union.

Cilycwm

Conwil Caio

Llanddausant

Llandingat Within

Llandingat Without

Llanfairarybryn

Llangadock

Llansadwrn

Llanwrda

Myddfai

 

 

Llanelly Union

Burry Port

Gowerton (Glamorgan)

Kidwelly

Llanedy

Llanelly Rural

Llanelly Urban

Llangennech

Llannon

Loughor (Glamorgan)

Pembrey

 

 

Newcastle Emlyn Union.

In Carmarthenshire.

Cenarth

Cilrhedyn-East

Kenarth

Llanfihangel-ar-Arth

Llangeler

Newcastle Emlyn

Penboyr

 

In Cardiganshire.

Bangor

Bettws Evan

Brongwyn

Henllan

Llandyfriog

Llandyssil  

Llanfair Orllwyn

Llanfair Treflygen

Llangranog

Llanynllo

Penbryn

Troedyraur

 In Pembrokeshire.

Capel Colman

Castellan

Cilrhedyn-West

Clydey

Llanfyrnach

Penrydd

 

 

 GLAMORGAN COUNTY.

 Bridgend & Cowbridge Union.

Bettws

Bridgend

Coity Higher

Coity Lower

Colwinstone

Cowbridge

Coychurch Higher

Coychurch Lower

Cwmdu

Daudy

Eglwysbrewis

Ewenny

Flemingston

Gileston

Kenfig

Laleston

Lisworney

Llanblethian

Llandow

Llandyfodwg

Llanfair

Llangan

Llangeinor

Llangynwyd Higher

Llangynwyd Lower

Llangynwyd Middle

Llanharan

Llanharry

Llanilid

Llanmaes

Llanmihangel

Llansannor

Llantwit Major

Llisworney or Lisworney

Marcross

Merthyrmawr

Monknash

Nash

Newcastle Higher

Newton Nottage

Pencoed

Penllyne

Peterston-super-Montem

Pyle

St. Andrews Minor

St. Athan

St. Brides Major

St. Brides Minor

St. Donats

St. Hilary

St. Mary Hill

Sker

Stembridge

Tythegston Higher

Tythegston Lower

Wick

Ynisawdre

Ystradowen

 

 

 Cardiff Union.  

Barry

Bonvilston

Caerau

Cardiff

Lavernock

Leckwith

Lisvane

Llancarfan

Llandaff

Llanedeyrne

Llanillterne

Llanishen

Llantrithyd

Llanvedw

Llanvithyn

Michaelston le Pit

Michaelston-super-Ely

Penarth

Pendoylan

Penmark

Pentyrch

Peterstone-super-Ely

Porthkerry

Radyr

Rhyd y Gwern

Rudry

St. Andrews

St. Brides-super-Ely

St. Fagans

St. George

St. Lythans

St. Nicholas

Sully

Van

Welsh St. Donats

Wenvoe

Whitchurch

 

 

 

Gower Union

Bishopston

Brynau

Cheriton

Ilston

Knelston

Llanddewi

Llangennith

Llanmadoc

Llanrhidian Higher

Llanrhidian Lower

Nicholaston

Oxwich

Oystermouth

Penmaen

Pennard

Penrice

Porteynon

Reynoldston

Rhossili

 

  Merthyr Tydfil Union.

Aberdare

Gelligaer

Merthyr Tydfil

Penderyn (Brecknockshire)

Rhigos

Vaynor (Brecknockshire)

 

 

Neath Union.

Aberavon

Baglan Higher

Baglan Lower

Blaengwrach

Blaenhonddan

Briton Ferry

Clyne

Coedffranc

Dulais Higher

Dulais Lower

Dyffryn Clydach

Glyncorwg

Llanwit Lower

Margam

Michaelston Higher

Michaelston Lower

Neath

Neath Higher

Neath Lower

Neath Middle

Resolven

Ystradvellte (Brecknocksh)

 

 

 Pontardawe Union.

Killybebill

Llanguick

Mawr

Rhyndwyclydach

Ynisymond

Ystradgynlais Higher (Brecknockshire)

Ystradgynlais Lower (Brecknockshire)

 

 Pontypridd Union.

Eglwysilan

Llanfabon

Llantrisant

Llantwitfardre

Llanwonno

Pontypridd

Ystradyfodwg

 

Swansea Union.

Clase Rural

Cockett

Llandilo Talybont

Llansamlet

Penderry

Swansea

 

 

PEMBROKE COUNTY.

Haverfordwest Union.

Ambleston

Boulston

Brawdy

Camrose

Cartlett

Castlebythe

Dale

Fishguard, North

Fishguard, South

Freystrop

Furzy Park & Portfield

Granston

Hakin

Haroldston St. Issells

Haroldston West

Hasguard

Haverfordwest; St. Martin; St. Martin, Hamlet of; St. Mary; St. Thomas; St. Thomas, Hamlet of

Haycastle

Henry's Moat

Herbrandston

Hubberston

Johnston

Jordanston

Lambston

Langwin

Letterston

Llandeloy

Llanwnda

Llanfair Nant y Gof

Llangwm

Llanhowell

Llanllawar

Llanryan

Llanrythan

Llanstinan

Llanychaer

Manorowen

Marloes

Mathry

Milford

Morvil

Newcastle Little

Nolton

Pontfaen

Prendergast

Prendergast North

Puncheston

Robeston West

Roch

Rudbaxton

St. Brides

St. David's

St. David's, Cathedral Close of

St. Dogwells

St. Edrins

St. Elvis

St. Ishmaels

St. Lawrence

St. Nicholas

Spittal

Steynton

Talbenny

Trefgarn

Uzmaston

Walton East

Walton West

Walwyn's Castle

Whitchurch

Wiston

 

 

 

Narbeth Union.

In Pembrokeshire.

Amroth

Begelly

Bletherston

Clarbeston

Coedcanlass

Crinow

Crunwear

Grondre

Jeffreston, or Jeffreyston

Lampeter Velfrey

Llanddewi Velfrey

Llandilo

Llandysilio West

Llanfallteg West

Llangan West

Llangolman

Llanycefn

Llawhaden

Llysyfran

Loveston

Ludchurch

Maenclochog

Martletwy

Minwere

Monachlogddu

Mounton

Narberth

Narberth North

Narberth South

New Moat

Newton

Reynoldston

Robeston Wathen

St. Issell's

Slebech

Vorlan

Williamston East

Yerbeston

 

 

 In Carmarthenshire.

Castle Dyran

Cilymaenllwyd

Cyffic

Eglwys Cymmin

Eglwysfair Churig

Egremont

Henllanamgoed

Llanboidy

Llandysilio East

Llanfallteg East

Llangan East

Llanglydwen

Marros

Pendine

 

 

Pembroke Union.

Angle

Bosherston

Burton

Caldy & St. Margaret's Island

Carew

Castlemartin

Cosheston

Gumfreston

Hodgeston

Hundleton

Lamphey

Lawrenny

Llanstadwell

Manorbier

Monkton

Nash

Neyland

Pembroke, St Mary

Pembroke St. Michael

Penally

Pwllcrochan

Redberth

Rhoscrowther

Rosemarket

St. Florence

St. Petrox

St. Twynnell

Stackpole Elidor

Tenby St. Mary In Liberty

Tenby  St. Mary Out Liberty

Upton

Warren

RADNOR COUNTY.

 Knighton Union.

Adforton Stanway, Paytoe & Grange (Hereford)

Bedstone (Salop)

Beguildy

Bettws y Crwyn (Salop)

Bleddfa

Brampton Bryan (Herefordsh)

Bucknell (Salop)

Buckton & Coxall (Herefordsh)

Cascob

Discoed

Heyop

Knighton

Litton & Cascob

Llananno

Llanbadarn Fynydd

Llanbister

Llanddewi Ystradenny

Llanfihangel Rhydithon

Llangunllo

Llanvair Waterdine (Salop)

Norton

Pilleth

Presteigne

Stanage

Stowe (Salop)

Walford, Letton & Newton (Herefordshire)

Whitton

 

Rhayader Union.

Abbey cwmhir

Cefnllys Rural

Cefnllys Urban

Llanbadarnfawr

Llanfihangel Helygen

Llansantffraid Cwmdeuddwr

Llanwrthwl (Brecknockshire)

Llanyre

Nantmel

Rhayader

St. Harmon

 

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