"LISVANE (LLYS-VAEN), a parish in the hundred of KIBBOR, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 5 miles (N. by E.) from Cardiff, containing 253 inhabitants. It is situated on the western bank of the Romney, which here separates the counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf, endowed with £ 1000 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Earl of Plymouth, and C. K. Kemeys Tynte, Esq., alternately. The church, dedicated to St. Denis, is a small structure. Mary Lewis, by deed in 1728, gave a rent-charge of £23 for teaching and apprenticing poor children of the parishes of Lisvane and Llanishen : there is also a small endowment of £ 1.15. per annum for distribution among the poor not receiving parochial relief. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor is £ 131." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833).



Here is a substantial reading list of books which relate to Glamorgan, either county or parish.



The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

  • Parish Church of St. Denys
  • Baptist Church

Church History

Chapels Database - a list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parish


Church Records

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

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

The church is dedicated to St. Denys and is in the Benefice of Lisvane. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be located at grid reference ST192831.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1724-1902, Marriages, 1724-1838, Burials, 1724-1902. Visit their website for information on how to purchase these fiche.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1760-1810, 1813-1822, 1862-1980 1755-1811, 1813-1861 1760-1992 - 1724-1725, 1777-1821. 1823-1827, 1829-1830, 1832-1837

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

  • Lisvane Ecclesiastical Parish records    " ........ including registers of baptisms, 1760-1980; burials, 1760-1992; marriages, 1755-1861; churchwardens accounts, 1765-1768"

The following Religious Institutions are covered in the Mormon International Genealogical Index (IGI) :-

  • Lisvane (Llysfaen), St. Denys - Christenings (BT's), 1724-1875

Description & Travel

Lisvane - on Wikipedia

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Lisvane which are provided by:



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.



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


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Lisvane 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



Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST191837 (Lat/Lon: 51.545959, -3.167839), Lisvane which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

Places, villages, farms etc within Lisvane 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)

  • Lisvane (136); Brooklea ?; Church House Fm.; Fair; Lisvane (village); Tai-mawr; Ty-mawr;




The Population of Lisvane was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.

1841 - 207 1851 - 220 1861 - 226 1871 - 242 1881 - 228 1891 - 248



Public Records

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

  • Lisvane Civil Parish records        " .... including vestry minutes book, 1868-1880; parish meeting/council minutes book, 1894-1974; receipt and payment books, 1921-1967; assistant overseers rate books, 1851-1926; assistant overseers' receipt, payment and collector bboks, 1867-1926; highway surveyors rate books, 1864-1882; highway surveyors accounts book, 1865-1879; parish meeting account book, 1897-1914; income tax collectors' duplicates, 1867-1868; copy of tithe plan and apportionment, 1845"