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Gurnos in the Parish of Llangiwg

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"YSTRADGYNLAIS, a parish in the hundred of Devynnock, county Brecon, 8 miles N. of Neath, and 14 from Swansea. It is situated near the head of the Swansea canal and the river Tawe, here joined by the little river Llech. It is divided into Upper and Lower, and contains the chapelry of Capel Coelbren and the hamlets of Cribarth, Ellen, Garth, Gurnos, Palleg, and Pentrose.  ..." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

N.B.  most of Gurnos appears to be in the parish of Ystradgynlais in the county of Breconshire


Church History

Rees, Thomas & Thomas, John. Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru.   (History of the Welsh Independent Churches),volume 2, pages 178-9, 1872. Here is the ( Welsh) extract from this book relating to Gurnos contributed by Darris G Williams


Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

Nonconformist Registers Deposited at the West Glamorgan Record Office, Swansea
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Wesleyan 1810-1817, 1837-1856 - - SN 77010993

Description and Travel

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Aerial photographs of Gurnos and surrounding landscape from the south-west. Taken on 21 March 2007
  • Measured drawing showing plan of the Gurnos Flour Mill and lock 24, Swansea Canal, produced by C.W. Green, 2007.

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Historical Geography

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