Hengoed in the Parish of Gelligaer


"HEN-GOED, a hamlet, in the parish of GELLYGAER, hundred of CAERPHILLY, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 10 miles (8. E.) from Merthyr-Tydvil, containing 273 inhabitants. It forms the south-eastern portion of the parish, and was formerly covered with wood, as the name implies. The river Romney, which is here crossed by two bridges, separates it from Monmouthshire on the east; and the greater number of the inhabitants consist of respectable families, whose residences are scattered on the banks of this river, and the streams falling into it." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833 © Mel Lockie 2016]


Church Records

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

Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited
Baptist 1781-1817 - 1785-1823 ST 14839540 NLW
Baptist - - 1745-1871 ST 14839540 GRO

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


Description & Travel

Hengoed - on Wikipedia

You can see pictures of Hengoed in the Parish of Gelligaer which are provided by:



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



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

  • Jones family of Hengoed  1854-1989    "The Jones family, of Hengoed, Glamorgan, was active in the 20th century, and involved in golfing. They included Ernest Jones, George Tucker Jones (an engineer), Olivia Jones (a teacher). They were descendants of John William Jones. Anthony Packer collected material relating to them and to Penarth, Glamorgan"  
  • Perrott and Richards families, of Gelligaer and Bedwas, deeds and papers      "Deeds and papers relating to Hengoed Hall and other property in Gelligaer, 1744-1798; deeds relating to Smith's forge and other property in Gelligaer, 1793-1800; deeds, legal and probate papers relating to the Perrott family, 1834-1947; record of births and deaths of the Jones family of Gelligaer, 1829-1855; and papers of Richards family of Gwernau Ganol and Gwernau Fawr, Bedwas (Monmouthshire), 1853-1955"

Historical Geography

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



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST149952 (Lat/Lon: 51.649129, -3.231401), Hengoed in the Parish of Gelligaer which are provided by: