The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-
- Parish Church of St. James
"LECKWITH (LLECHWEDD, or LLECH-WYDD), a parish in the hundred of DINAS-POWIS, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 2 1/2 miles (W. S. W.) from Cardiff, containing 112 inhabitants. This parish, of which the name signifies "the slope of the cliff," is situated on the river Ely, over which is a bridge of two arches. Limestone of good quality is found here in great abundance, and large quantities are quarried for building purposes, and also burnt as an article of manure for the supply of the surrounding neighbourhood. The village is situated on an eminence overlooking the marshes which intervene between it and Cardiff, and from Leckwith hill are some interesting and extensive views. The inhabitants are, from the exhalations rising from the lower grounds, subject to ague. The living, with Llandough and Cogan, forms a consolidated discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf, rated in the king's hooks at £8. 8. 4., and in the patronage of the Marquis of Bute. The church, which is remarkable for the simplicity of its style, is dedicated to St. James, and stands upon a high bank above the marshes. The poor children of the parish are gratuitously instructed in the National school at Llandough. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor is £ 146. 1." A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.
Places, villages, farms etc within Leckwith 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 Gareth Hicks) [NB; the boundary between Llandaff and Leckwith parishes is missing on the map, allocation between them may not be 100% accurate therefore]
- Leckwith (149); Bryn-well; Course; Ely River; Leckwith (village); Leckwith Bridge Ho.; Rectory?; Res.; White Fm.; Woodlands; Ynis ...? Fm.;
Leckwith Bridge - on Real Cardiff
Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site
You can see pictures of Leckwith which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Leckwith 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 parishes of Landough, Cogan and Leckwith, Glamorganshire - on the People's Collection Wales site
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST153750 (Lat/Lon: 51.467694, -3.221054), Leckwith which are provided by: