Taff's Well in the Parish of Eglwysilan
"TAFF-WELL. a hamlet in Glamorgan; on the river Taff and the Taff-Vale railway, 8 miles NNW of Cardiff. It takes its name from a tepid medicinal spring; and it has a post-office under Cardiff." [From John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) on Vision of Britain]
"TAFFS WELL is 6 miles south-east and a quarter of a mile north from Taff's Well station on the Great Western railway. The mineral spring here was for many years celebrated for the cure of muscular rheumatism. There are Wesleyan and Calvinistic Methodist chapels, and a Baptist chapel, erected in 1898, seating 250 persons." [From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]
Taffs Well Library
The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-
- Glandwr Taf Independant Church
- Tabor Calvinistic Methodist Church
The Parish of St. James, Taff's Well, Chapel of Ease to Eglwysilan, transferred to Tongwynlais in 1954
The parish church is dedicated to St. James, is in the Benefice of Tongwynlais, and diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be found at grid reference ST123834.
|Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff|
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- Tongwnlais with Taffs Well and Nantgarw Ecclesiastical Parish records "St. James' church, Taffs Well and St. Mary's church, Nantgarw were built as chapels of ease in the parish of Eglwysilan and transferred to Tongwynlais in 1954."
".......... including registers of baptisms, 1879-1968; marriages, 1922-1985; banns, 1926-1985; services, 1923-1980; churchwardens records, 1924-1987; parochial church council minutes, 1898-1988; church council, 1955-1976; orders of services, 1938-1985; miscellaneous records, 1950-1981"
|Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth|
|Chapel||Baptisms||Marriages||Burials||OS Map Ref|
|Tabor, Calvinistic Methodist||-||1916||-||ST 12138357|
Transcript of complete name listing for Whitchurch, with the parishes and villages of Lisvane, Llanishen, Pentyrch, Tongwynlais, Taff's Well and Walnut Tree Bridge, from Slaters Directory for 1880.
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Bridge at Taff's Well' by Penry Williams, 19th century - on the People's Collection Wales site
Taffs Well: Map/Figure & Geology - on the People's Collection Wales site
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