"A village in the north-west of the Gower peninsula. The church is Early English, and at Landimore are some remains of a fifteenth century castle.
On North Hill Tor is a Danish camp. [Glamorganshire, 1911]



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. Cadoc

Visit their website for information on how to purchase.


Church History

Glamorgan Chapels Database- None found in this parish.


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. Cadoc, is in the Benefice of Llanrhidian with Llanmadoc and Cheriton, and the diocese of Swansea and Brecon. 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 SS450932.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1672-1841 (transcript) 1672-1841 (transcript) 1672-1841 (transcript) - -

There appear to be no non-conformist chapels in this parish but see Llanmadog  for details of Trinity Calvinistic Methodist chapel which is on the parish border and is listed under Cheriton on some sources.


Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Cheriton which are provided by:



Transcript of complete name listing for the Gower parishes, from Slaters Directory for 1880.



The transcription of the section for Cheriton from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

Here are Descriptions of this parish extracted from two separate sources;
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.
A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833


Historical Geography

Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish

  • Bovehill
  • Landimore

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



Description & Illustrations of Landimore (aka Bovehill) Castle at www. castlewales.com by Jeff Thomas



This diagram shows the position of this parish within the county of Glamorgan



Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

Plan of the parish of Cheriton in the County of Glamorgan - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS458929 (Lat/Lon: 51.613885, -4.228921), Cheriton which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

Places, villages, farms etc within Cheriton 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 Mary Greatorex)

  • Cheriton (31): Bury Pill, Bovehill, castle (remains of ) Cheriton, Great Pill, Landimore, Landimore Marsh, North Hills, North Hill Tor, Ryers Down, The Bulwark, Weobley Castle.


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

1841 - 282 1851 - 312 1861 - 230 1871 - 153 1881 - 173 1891 - 155

Public Records

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

  • Cheriton Parish Council records  1848-[late 20th century]


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

  • Cheriton and Llanmadoc School log books  1904-1935     "....... established as a National School but closed in 1935"