The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-
- Parish Church of St. Michael
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"COLWINSTONE, or TRE GOLWEN, a parish in the hundred of OGMORE, County Of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 4 miles (W. by N.) from Cowbridge, containing 338 inhabitants. This parish contains some lead-ore, but the mines are not worked. A large tract of waste ground within its limits, called " Golden Mile," extending about a mile along the turnpike road from Cowbridge to Swansea, is noted for its fine pasturage, and numerous flocks of sheep are fed on it and the surrounding lands. Pwll y Wrach, the property of the Rev. Mr. Thomas, and now the residence of T. Coulthard, Esq., is a respectable well-built mansion, pleasantly situated within the parish. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf, rated in the king's books at £6. 6. 8.; endowed with £400 private benefaction, and £400 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Rev. Robert Thomas. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. There are places of worship for Wesleyan Methodists and Presbyterians. On the Golden Mile common is a tumulus ; and in a field near it, on the road side, are vestiges of a small Roman camp; on the other side of the common are also traces of another small encampment; from which circumstances the Roman Julia strata Maritima is supposed to have passed near the course of the present turnpike road. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor amounts to £ 143. 13." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)
Places, villages, farms etc within Colwinston 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)
- Colwinston (111); Brocastle; Brocastle Barn; Brocastle Fm.; Claypit; Colwinston (village); Colwinston Brook; Crack Hill; Cross; Gelli-araul; Golden-mile; Heol-faen; Heol-fawr; Highfield; Hilton; Newland; Newland fach; Parcau; Pwll-y-wrach; Splott; Ton Ty-du; Twmpath; Ty-draw; Ty-maen; Tyle Newland.
Colwinston - on Wikipedia
Conservation areas within the Vale of Glamorgan. See Colwinston - "Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance"
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administrative areas in which Colwinston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
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
Plan of the parish of Colwinston in the County of Glamorgan - on the People's Collection Wales site
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS946759 (Lat/Lon: 51.472025, -3.518672), Colwinston which are provided by: