Clydach in the Parishes of Llangyfelach and Cadoxton-juxta-Neath
"CLYDACH, or Rhyndwyclydach, is a parish and village, on the high road from Brecon to Swansea, with a station (Clydach-on-Tawe) on the Swansea and Hereford branch of the London, Midland and Scottish railway, about 5 miles north from Swansea; in 1847 it was formed into an ecclesiastical parish from the civil parishes of Cadoxton and Llangyfelach and is in the Neath division of the county of Glamorgan, petty sessional division and union of Pontardawe, county court district of Swansea, rural deanery of East Gower, archdeaconry of Carmarthen and diocese of St. David's. The church of St. John is a cruciform building of Welsh sandstone, in the Late Perpendicular style, ... ; there are 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1847. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £280 and residence, in the gift of the Bishop of St. David's and the Board of Patronage...The church of St. Mary, erected in 1905, at a cost of £12000, from designs by Mr. Bruce Vaughan F.R.I.B.A. of Cardiff, is a building of stone ... will seat 600 persons. There is also a chapel of ease to the church of St. John at TREBANOS, erected in 1912, to seat 300 persons. The remains of a British cross of the 5th century have been built into the east wall of the Unitarian chapel. At Carn Llechart stands a circular dolmen. Ynys penllwch, which is used as a home for Catholic children, is an elegant mansion, standing in its own grounds, surrounded by trees and bounded on one side by the river Tawe ; from the house and grounds can be seen the hills for a long distance on either side of the valley. The Duke of Beaufort is lord of the manor; the principal landowners are John Herbert Purdon Lloyd esq. J.P. and H. N. Miers esq., J.P. The soil is alluvial; subsoil, gravel. The area of the civil parish (Rhyndwyclydach) is 7,636 acres of land and 68 of water; rateable value, £37, 556; the population of the ecclesiastical parish (Clydach) in 1911 was 7,707, and of the civil parish, 6,994." [From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]
Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site
- General view of Clydach and Mond Nickel Works, Clydach
- Colour transparency of warehouse crane at Players Works, Clydach, taken by Iain Wright, 1979
- See the Cwmgors/Waun site chapels database for Clydach
- See Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph of St John's Parish Church
Davies, Rev. D. The history of the Calvinistic Methodists in Clydach. 1902. Here is an index by Mike Doyl
There are two Anglican churches :-
- St. John, Clydach - formed in 1847 from Cadoxton-juxta-Neath and Llangyfelach
- St. Mary, Clydach - Chapel of Ease to Clydach St. John
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
|Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the West Glamorgan Archive Service (WGAS)|
Transcript of name listing for Clydach, from Slaters Directory for 1871.
The transcription of the section for Clydach from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Clydach in the Parishes of Llangyfelach and Cadoxton-juxta-Neath to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Clydach in the Parishes of Llangyfelach and Cadoxton-juxta-Neath has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Evans, Rev. T. Valentine. The History of Clydach (Clydach a'r cylch). 1901. Gorseinon. Translated by Ivor Griffiths. Here is an index by Mike Doyle
Griffiths, Ivor. Ynyspenllwch : a brief history. 1992/93. Here is an index by Mike Doyle
Memories of Old Clydach. The results of a Heritage Lottery Funded project to gather local people's memories of Clydach on Tawe during World War 2 and the 1950s. - on the People's Collection Wales site
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN694014 (Lat/Lon: 51.696109, -3.891043), Clydach in the Parishes of Llangyfelach and Cadoxton-juxta-Neath which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- OpenStreetMap Cymru (Welsh counties only)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- Clydach School records "Records of Clydach School, 1867-1983, including log books, 1875-1983; admission registers, 1867-1975; attendance registers, 1918-1942; school returns, 1923-1951; regulations, 1932-1943; reports, 1957-1965; plans, c.1900; stock and inventory books, 1948-1978; circulars and correspondence, 1949-1972; miscellaneous records, 1921-1962."