Gabalfa in the Parish of Llandaff


"GABALFA, a hamlet, 1½ miles north-east from Llandaff and 2 north from Cardiff, was formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1876. The church of St. Mark is a building of stone, in the Early English style, ... : there are 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1876. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £260, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Llandaff and the Board of Patronage, and held since 1906 by the Rev. Richard William Evans, of St. Bees. The population of the ecclesiastical parish in 1901 was 1,200, and in 1911, 3,207." [From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


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. Mark, and is in the Benefice of Gabalfa. 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 ST171788.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1876-1927 1877-1926 - - 1876-1885, 1887-1913
(At the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth)

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

  • Gabalfa Ecclesiastical Parish records " .............. including registers of baptisms, 1876-1927; marriages, 1877-1926"

Description & Travel

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


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Gabalfa in the Parish of Llandaff 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 ST169791 (Lat/Lon: 51.5047, -3.198686), Gabalfa in the Parish of Llandaff which are provided by: