"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.

"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)



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



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 & Travel

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.


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



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



Plan of the parish of Llandow - on the People's Collection Wales site

Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS945726 (Lat/Lon: 51.442691, -3.51923), Llandow which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

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


There are many references to this area in the 15 million Welsh and English language articles from Welsh newspapers transcribed by the NLW and viewable on Welsh Newspapers Online
Below are English language articles that have been re-transcribed and extracted randomly to illustrate what is available, there are many that are not extracted here that include names of local people

  • From The Glamorgan Gazette 9th October 1908

LLANDOW. Diocesan Inspector's Report.—The following report has been received from the Diocesan Inspector on Llandow School: — The children throughout this little school have been very fully and carefully taught, and passed in all respects a thoroughly satisfactory and creditable examination. The written work was accurately and neatly done. The hymns were well known and sung, and the tone and discipline are excellent." The school ia classed ".Excellent."

  •  From the South Wales Daily News 19th November 1877

LLANDOW, COWBRIDGE. THE RE-OPENING OF THE PARISH CHURCH.-This ancient parish church was re-opened for divine service on Wednesday last, For some time its dilapidated condition had caused anxiety and attracted attention. At last, through the zeal and energy of the vicar, the Rev. W. J. Edwards, it has again assumed its pristine beauty. The preachers at the re-opening services were the Very Rev. H. Lynch Blosse, M.A., Dean of Llandaff; the Rev. O. Bowen Price, B.D., of Cowbridge, and the Rey. J. Powell Jones, B.D., of Llantrissant.

  • From the Weekly Mail 10th September 1910

"LADIES OF LLANDOW." HIGH-FALUTIN WAYS OF WELSH FARMER'S' DAUGHTERS. At the Glamorgan Agricultural Committee on Monday it was reported that some dairy classes conducted in the Vale of Glamorgan had not been very successful because the farmers' daughters did not attend, as they had no desire to mix up with the farm domestic servants who made up the classes. A gentleman present delivered his soul thus: —

"THE LADIES OF LLANDOW. Oh, tell me. gentle stranger, oh, prithee, tell me how
Come these high-falutin' ways in the ladies of Llandow?"

  • From the South Wales Echo (Special edition) 23rd October 1889

RESTORATION OF LLANDOW  CHURCH. The restoration of this interesting little church, near Cowbridge, has now been commenced. The church will be fitted with new seats, prayer-desk, lectern, chancel seats, and altar table, all of oak, and also a stone pulpit. The work is being carried out under the dIrection of Messrs Kempson and Fowler, architects, Llandaff, Mr John Morgan, of Llantrissant, being the contractor.

  • From the Evening Express (Third Edition) 9th September 1892

THE LLANDOW MYSTERY SOLVED. The description of the man who committed suicide near Llandow Rectory, Cow bridge, by shooting himself with a revolver, on the 27th ult., having been well circulated, and the articles found upon him described, the number of his watch has been recognised by a London jeweller as having been sold by him to the deceased. The relatives were communicated with,  ............(part extract)..........

  • From the Evening Express (Fifth Edition) 15th November 1905

THE BENEFICE OF LLANDOW. The principal and follows of Jesus Oxford, have appointed the Rev. Richard Edmonds Jones, M.A., to the benefice of Llandow, vacated by the Rev. D. T. Griffiths, M.A.,  now of Llantrisant. Mr. Jones is a late scholar of Jesus Colllege, Oxford, and took first-class in classical moderations.




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"