Llandough juxta Cowbridge


"LLAN DOCH, in the Cwmwd of Pen y Bont, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Cowbridge), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Rectory valued in the King's Books at £4..18..9: Patron, Thomas Mansell Talbot, Esq.: Church dedicated to St. Dochdwy. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 85. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £44..14..2, at 1s. 5 1/2d. per acre. It is 1 1/4 m. S. from Cowbridge. This Parish contains between six and seven Hundred acres of inclosed Land. The present worthy Curate, The Rev. RICHARD WILLIAMS, very obligingly adds, " The Castle of Landough, a Seat of Thomas Mansell Talbot, Esq., and now by Lease from him, of John Price, Esq., who has greatly improved it, stands on the site of an ancient Castle, once the Residence of the Family of Walche. One Tower is all which now remains of that Edifice." The Rev. JOHN WALTERS, A. M., an eminent Welsh Divine and Critic, was Rector of Llan Doch; and died in the year 1797. His chief labour was the compilation of a valuable English and Welsh Lexicon, which he published in one large Quarto volume in 1794. He also wrote a Dissertation on the Welsh language, besides some Sermons. " From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.



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. Dochdwy

Church History

Glamorgan Chapels Database - no non-conformist chapels found in this 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. Dochdwy, is in the Benefice of Cowbridge, and diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be found at grid reference SS995729.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1583-1943, Marriages, 1585-1839, Burials, 1583-1986. Visit their website for information on how to purchase these fiche.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
BaptismsMarriagesBurialsBannsBishops Transcripts
1583-19841585-1744, 1756-1812, 1814-18391583-1812, 1814-1986-1721, 1724-1790, 1792-1837

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

  • Llandough Juxta Cowbridge Ecclesiastical Parish records        "including registers of baptisms, marriage and burials, 1583-1812; marriages, 1756-1970; burials, 1814-1986; confirmations, 1956-1964; churchwardens accounts, 1841-1950; parochial church council, 1965-1994; civil records, 1775-1994"

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

  • Llandough by Cowbridge, St. Dochdwy - Christenings (BT's), 1583-1812

Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Llandough juxta Cowbridge which are provided by:



Transcript of name listing for Cowbridge, and neighbouring parishes from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-

1844(Slaters Directory) 1850(Slaters Directory)
1858-1859(Slaters Directory) 1880(Slaters Directory)




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

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



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

  • Cowbridge and District Local History Society papers       "......, consisting of Mrs Mary Ellis Joshua's notes: "My Childhood: Glimpses into Life Amongst the Farming Community in the Vale of Glamorgan [c. 1830] as related to me by my paternal grandfather Mr David Thomas of Great House Farm, Llandough, nr. Cowbridge; Doctor Price of Llantrisant, pioneer of cremation in the last century; weather lore of the Vale as told in English and Welsh by my Grandfather; Llandough Mill", 1975


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 SS992720 (Lat/Lon: 51.438359, -3.451639), Llandough juxta Cowbridge which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

Places, villages, farms etc within Llandough juxta Cowbridge 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 Glenys Travis)

  • Llandough [160] - Castle (at Llandough), Coed y Grabla, The Herberts, Kennels, Llandough, Lowe Mill, Newhouse, Pen-yr-heol, Rectory.


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


1841 - 921851 - 1131861 - 1191871 - 1121881 - 1171891 - 125



Public Records

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

  • Llandough Juxta Cowbridge Civil Parish records     "........ comprising copy of plan of glebe, 1809; copy of tithe plan and apportionment, c1840 [copied 1980]"