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"LLAN DWF, or, DWFR, in the Cwmwd of Maenor Glynn Ogwr, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Ogmore), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Rectoy, valued in the King's Books at £7..4..4 1/2: Patron, Jesus College, Oxford: Chuch dedicated to The Holy Trinity. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 105. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £14..2..0. It is 3 m. W. from Cowbridge. This Parish contains 846 acres of inclosed and cultivated Land. The Well, called Trinity Well, which was formerly resorted to by cripples, and persons of a scorbutic habit, is now neglected and unfrequented." 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 Holy Trinity


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llandow area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

Glamorgan Chapels Database - no non-conformist chapels found in this parish
"The parish church is the only place of worship in the parish" Slaters Directory for 1880


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 Holy Trinity, and is in the Benefice of Colwinston with Llandow and Llysworney. 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 SS942734.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1688-1991 1745-1836, 1839-1969 1688-1992 - 1723-1724, 1727-1837

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

  • Llandow Ecclesiastical Parish records      " ........ including registers of baptisms, 1813-1991; burials, 1813-1992; marriages, 1839-1969; banns, 1897-1985; services, 1934-1987; parochial church council minutes, 1937-1988; churchwardens bills, 1825; church affairs, 1906-1960; miscellaneous and civil records, 1823-1947"

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

  • Llandow, Holy Trinity - Christenings (BT's), 1813-1865

Description and Travel

"LLANDOW, called by the Welsh LLAN-DWY, a parish in the hundred of OGMORE, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 4 miles (W. by S.) from Cowbridge, containing 138 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Llandaf, rated in the king's books at £7. 4. 4 1/2., and in the patronage Of the Principal and Fellows of Jesus' College, Oxford. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is a very small edifice of considerable antiquity. The parsonage-house is also a very ancient building, apparently coeval with the church : attached to the living are fifty-eight acres of glebe land. The average annual expenditure for the maintenance of the poor amounts to £51. 4." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)

Places, villages, farms etc within Llandow 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)

  • Llandow (118); Brychau; Cwrt-newydd; Ffynnon-y-Drindod; Llandow (village); Mill; Rectory; Sutton; Ty'n-y-caeau;
    In a separate unnumbered section within this parish's boundaries; Cant crw

Conservation areas within the Vale of Glamorgan. See Llandow - "Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance"

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Llandow which are provided by:



Transcript of complete name listing for Wick, with the parishes and villages of Llandow, Marcross and Monknash, from Slaters Directory for 1880.



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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Llandow to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


Historical Geography

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



Llandow Airfield - Past and Present - on the People's Collection Wales site



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

1841 - 125 1851 - 134 1861 - 133 1871 - 117 1881 - 128 1891 - 117

Public Records

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

  • Llandow Civil Parish records      " ...... including highway surveyor's account book, 1813-1879; copies of tithe plan and apportionment, 1841; extract of tithe apportionment, 1914"


Llandow [Last Updated : 22 Nov 2012 - Gareth Hicks]