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Cilfynydd in the Parish of Eglwysilan

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"Cilfynydd is now part of Rhondda Cynon Taff district." [Vision of Britain]

"CILFYNYDD-CUM-NORTON BRIDGE, 2 miles north, is an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1912 from the parish of Eglwysilan. The church of St. Luke, erected in 1893, is a building of stone, ... there are 350 sittings. The register dates from the year 1912. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £180, in the gift of the Bishop of Llandaff and the Board of Patronage, ... There is also an English and Welsh Baptist chapel." [From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


Archives and Libraries

Cilfynydd Library
Cilfynydd Primary School
Ann Street
CF37 4EN


Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

The church is dedicated to St. Luke, is in the Benefice of Cilfynydd, and diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website.

Anglican Parish Registers
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
No Registers have been deposited yet
Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited
Bethany, Calvinistic Methodist 1957-1972 - - ST 08739245 NLW
Bethany, Calvinistic Methodist - 1958-1978 - ST 08739245 GRO
Bethel, Calvinistic Methodist - 1967-1970 - ST 08799234 NLW
Moriah, Congregational - 1901-1989 - ST 08789229 GRO
Presbyterian Methodist 1956-1972 - - ST 08719216 GRO

GRO - Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
NLW - National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth


Description and Travel

Cilfynydd - on the Rhondda Cynon Taf Libraries Heritage Trail site

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

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Historical Geography

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



Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Back of Richard Street, Cilfynydd, showing timbers from Rehoboth Chapel carried by the tornado. Images archived at Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales depicting the aftermath of a tornado which occurred in South Wales on 27th October 1913.
  • Unemployed miners march along Richard St., Cilfynydd, during the Cambrian Colliery dispute of 1910-11

Military History

War Memorial ( WWII.) Contributed by Alwyn 2001

Cilfynydd War Memorial - on the Roll of Honour site (both WWI & II)

Cilfynydd War Memorial - on the People's Collection Wales site



Office Staff from the Albion Colliery, Cilfynydd loading coal wagons during the 1926 General Strike - on the People's Collection Wales site

Albion Colliery, Cilfynydd, after the explosion of 1894 - on the People's Collection Wales site

Death Roll at Albion Colliery, 25th June 1894 - on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Albion Colliery, Cilfynydd on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Albion Colliery
  • Crowds gathering outside the Albion Colliery, Cilfynydd, possibly after the explosion of 1894
  • Albion Colliery Officials, Cilfynydd, 1897 (Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee.)