Llandough juxta Penarth


"A village near Penarth, once the site of a Celtic monastry, and still retaining a fine specimen of a Celtic pillar cross.
There is another village of the same name near Cowbridge."Glamorganshire, 1911]



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 - a project to compile a list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in each parish -  below are references to 1 such chapel found in this parish;-

  • English Baptist chapel, Eastbrook Rd, Llandough     ST16737241    Built in 1859, still in use in 1998
    The Chapels Recording Project in Wales (RCAHMW)  
  • [Llandough] 1839 April 30; Particular Baptist; a meeting house; William EDWARDS of the parish of Llandaff, farmer, John WILLIAMS      [This entry may not relate directly to the above chapel]
    Dissent in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth by Hywel D Emanuel
  • [Llandough]1821, May 12; Baptist; the dwelling house of John GEDRYCH, farmer, being part of the estate of the marquess of Bute; the said John GEDRYCH, William EDWARD, Thomas PHILLIP [This entry may not relate directly to the above chapel]
    Dissent in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth by Hywel D Emanuel
  • 1851 Religious Census ;- a single parish chapel entry says "Baptist - It was a dwelling house rented about the year 1839 for religious worship exclusively", William Jenkins, deacon.

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 Llandough with Leckwich, and the diocese of Llandaff. 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 ST168733.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1724-1880, Marriages, 1725-1839, Burials, 1725-1883. 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
1784-1938 1755-1991 1784-1928 1929-1988 1724-1752, 1754-1764, 1766-1837

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

  • Llandough by Penarth, St. Dochdwy - Christenings (BT's), 1813-1875

Description & Travel

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



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

Descriptions of the parish from
A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.
A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llandough juxta Penarth has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



The Manor of Llandough - from Cardiff Records, Volume II, Chapter I  NOTES ON THE MANORS OF THE CARDIFF DISTRICT . (British History Online)



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 ST170727 (Lat/Lon: 51.446971, -3.196206), Llandough juxta Penarth which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

Places, villages, farms etc within Llandough-juxta-Penarth 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)

  • Llandough-juxta-Penarth (150); Hospl.; Llandough (village); Sanatorium; Toll


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

1841 - 133 1851 - 135 1861 - 234 1871 - 198 1881 - 510 1891 - 1,165

Public Records

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

  • Llandough [Penarth] Hospital records      " ...... including admission registers, 1940-1989; discharge registers, 1940-1976; paediatric admission registers, 1952-1976; paediatric discharge registers, 1950-1975; miners treatment centre admission registers, 1957-1975; miners treatment centre discharge registers, 1957-1975; theatre registers, 1973-1990; anaesthetic and operation books, 1934-1963; correspondence files, 1932-54"  
  • Llandough-juxta-Penarth Civil Parish records          " ....... including tithe plan and apportionments, 1842; assistant overseers rate books, 1872-1895; minutes of Llandough community council, 1982-2000"


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

  • Llandough-juxta-Penarth and Cogan School Board records    "..... comprising of minute books, 1882-1901"