"LLANDYVODOG (LLAN-DYVODWG), a parish in the hundred of OGMORE, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 5 1/2 miles (N. E. by N.) from Bridgend, containing 309 inhabitants. In this parish, which is within the mineral basin of South Wales, the coal is principally worked for the supply of the immediate neighbourhood ; and numerous chalybeate springs of great efficacy are found, deriving their mineral impregnation from ores of iron, which abound throughout the vicinity................. 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.

An on-line index of the book Ogmore, Llynfi & Garw Valleys in Old Photographs has been provided by Huw Daniel

An on-line index to Ogmore Valley Colliery Fatalities (1867-1914) has been provided by Huw Daniel.


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


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. Tyfodwg, and is in the Benefice of Tonyrefail with Gilfach Goch and Llandyfodwg. 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 SS956872.

[Since 1st Oct 2006 St David's Church, Wyndham together with St. Tyfodwg's Church, Glyn Ogwr are now in the Parish of Llandyfodwg and Cwm Ogwr. This new parish covers all of the Ogmore Valley to Blackmill & Glyn Ogwr.]

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
BaptismsMarriagesBurialsBannsBishops Transcripts
1770-18971755-18121770-19051755-18121696, 1721, 1723-1779, 1781-1837

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

  • Llandyfodwg, St. Tyfodwg - Christenings (BT's), 1813-1864

Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Llandyfodwg which are provided by:



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

Descriptions of the parish from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833


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 SS951908 (Lat/Lon: 51.606326, -3.516826), Llandyfodwg which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

Places, villages, farms etc within Llandyfodwg 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 Roy Pugh)

  • Llandyfodwg (65); Aber, Aber Ho, Aber ?, Abercerdin, Blaen-ogwr-uchaf, Bryn-cae, Bwlch-y-Clawdd, Cae Rosser, Coal level (north of Aber House), Coal Level (east of Aber House), Coal Level (south of Abercerdin), Colliery (north of Price Town), Colliery (Gilfach Goch), Craig-y-Gelli,Craig Ogwr, Cwm D?, Cwm Ogwr-fawr, Cwm-y-Ffo?, Dolau-Ifan-ddu, Ford (north of Glyn-coch), G? (near Llandyfodwg), Gadlys, Garn Fach, Garn Fawr, Gelli Road, Gilfach Goch, Hendre-Ifan-goch, Inn (near Llandyfodwg), Llandyfodwg, Maendy, Mynydd Maendy, Mynydd Maesteg, Mynydd y Gw?, Mynydd yr Aber, Mynydd William Meyrick, Nant Blaenogwr, Ogwr Fach, Ogwr Fawr, Pant-y-g?, Pant-y-?, Pen-llwyn-gwent, Price Town, Pwll-y-?, Res'r (north of Hendre-Ifan-goch), Rhiwglyn, Talga,Vicarage (near Llandyfodwg), ?lwyn-yr-ysgol, ?ach-?ydd, ?ryn-chw?.




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

1841 - 3381851 - 2841861 - 2541871 - 1,0231881 - 2,8771891 - 4,267

Public Records

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

  • Llandyfodwg Burial Board records 1887-1921   " .... minutes book, 1917-1921; and ledger, 1887-1921"  
  • Llandyfodwg Civil Parish records      " .... comprising valuation, [early 18th century]; tithe plan and apportionment, 1842 [copied 1980]"


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

  • Llandyfodwg School Board records       " ....... comprising of minute books, 1875-1903; ledgers, 1875-1903"