Llandeilo Talybont


"LLAN DEILO TAL Y BONT, in the Cwmwd of Derfedd, Cantref of Ffiniog (now called the Hundred of Llan Gefelach), Co. of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged V., valued in the King's Books at £4.14.7: Patron, Lord Vernon: Church ded. to St. Teilo. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, (containing the Parcels of Brisg Edwin, Glynn Llychwr, Gwyli, Tir yr Brennin, and Ynys Llychwr) was 595. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £171.18.10, at 8s. in the pound. It is 10 m. N. W. from Swansea. The Fair is holden on the first Monday after Old Christmas Day. This Parish is about six miles in length, and three miles in breadth; one fifth of which is uncultivated. It abounds with Coal; and is situate upon the river Llougher. The ancient Monastery of Court y Carne, now in ruins, to which belonged a Manor and a Mill, was appendant to the Abbey of Cadoxton: it is now the property of The Rev. J. P. Cuny." (From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811



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St. Teilo's church, Bolgoed, built in 1851 on land donated by Howel Gwyn of Dyffryn, Neath. This church yard was used for parish burials from that date along with the Old Church yard on the marsh. The old churchyard burials were discontinued c1922. There are however one or two isolated burials on the marsh since 1922. (Deric John)



There are more than 30 churches identified in this place. Please click here for a complete list.

Church History

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

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for photographs of various churches/chapels in this parish

St Teilo's Church on the Museum of Welsh Life site


"Remarks: Note, The old parish Church of Llandilotalybont is most awkwardly situated on the verge of the river Loughor, surrounded by vast Marches, which are often overflown by Tides and floods 3 or 4 feet deep over the paths leading thereto so as to render it impossible for the people to attend at such times.Afternoon and evening services are performed by License in the National Schoolroom at the Village of Pontarddulais. The afternoon service is performed in English, and the Evening in Welsh, till the New Church now Building is Consecrated." Thomas Clarke. Vicar (Informant).
(From;- Jones, I.G. & Williams, D. The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. UWP,   Cardiff, 1976)

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. Teilo, is in the Benefice of Llandeilo-Talybont (Pontarddulais), and Diocese of Swansea and Brecon. 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 SN596033.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
BaptismsMarriagesBurialsBannsBishops Transcripts
1662-1757, 1782-19501662-19281662-1757, 1782-19601883-19181672, 1679, 1681-1682, 1684, 1693, 1696-1698, 1700-1701, 1703-1704, 1710, 1712-1713, 1718, 1725, 1727, 1729, 1731-1734, 1736-1746, 1749-1800, 1802-1803, 1805-1859, 1861-1865, 1868, 1872-1873

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

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

  • Llandeilo Talybont, St. Teilo - Christenings, 1814-1873

Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Llandeilo Talybont which are provided by:



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

Description of parish from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.


Historical Geography

Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish



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 SN596034 (Lat/Lon: 51.711421, -4.034128), Llandeilo Talybont which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

Places, villages, farms etc within Llandeilo Talybont 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)

  • Llandeilo Talybont (3); Afon Lliw; Allt-y-graban-fawr; Black Hill; Bolgoed; Bryn Bach Common; Bryn telych; Camffrwd (river); Cefn-arda; Cefn Drum; Church (Rems. of); Clordir; Coalbrook; Cwm Dulais; Cwrt y carnau; Glan-nant; Glyn-hir; Goppa Hill; Gorseinon; Gors fawr; Graig Fawr; Graig-fawr; Groves End; Gwenlais fach; Gwenlais uchaf; GWR Llanelly & Llandeilo Railway; Gwyn-faen; Hendre-wen; Hendre-wen-isaf; L M & S R Railway; Llandeilo; Llandremor; Lliw Forge; Llwyn Adam; Loughor (river); Maenor-Deilo; Maes-y-brawd; Maes-y-felin; Morfa Mawr; Mynydd Lliw Collieries; Pant gwyn; Pen-cae-crwn; Pen-lan; Penrheol; Pentre Bach; Pen-y-gelli; Pontardulais (town); Pont Lliw; Steel & Tin Works; Rhosilly; Tal-y-cynllwyn; Tal-y-fan; The Box; Tin Plate Wks.; Tir-bach; Tir brenin; Waun gron;




Birchrock Colliery (Cwmdulais Valley) on the Welsh Coal Mines site



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

1841 - 1,4101851 - 1,4081861 - 1,3311871 - 1,7601881 - 3,2471891 - 4,634

Public Records

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

  • Llandeilo-Talybont Parish Council Records      " ....... including minute books, 1894-1930; Overseer's records, 1740-1926; poor rate books, 1855"


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

  • Llandeilo Talybont School log books        1882-1923 (when it closed)