Landore in the Parish of Llangyfelach


"LANDORE, a village in the W of Glamorgan; on the river Tawe and the South Wales railway, 1½ mile N by E of Swansea. It has a station on the railway, .... The railway crosses the Tawe here ... " [From John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) on Vision of Britain]

"LANDORE is an increasingly populous district in the east division of the Swansea county borough, and gives its name to a ward, about I½ miles north, on the high road to Neath, with a junction station on the Great Western railway. Landore was formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1906. St. Paul's church, erected in 1903 at a cost of nearly £10,000, is a building of stone, with sittings for 700 persons. The register dates from the year 1906. The living is a perpetual curacy, net yearly value £350, in the gift of the Bishop of St. David’s and the Board of Patronage, ... There are Welsh and English Baptist, Wesleyan and Calvinistic Methodist chapels here; the Wesleyan chapel was rebuilt in 1904. In the district are copper and tube works and foundries." [From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


Business & Commerce Records

  • Landore Permanent Benefit Building Society
    1897-1976: minutes, financial records, records relating to investors, depositors and borrowers
    [Enquiries to University of West of England, Bristol]

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

  • Kirkham Manuscripts 1846-1892 "Morfa Copper Works, Landore [Glandwr] was originally worked by Williams Foster and Company 1835-1880. In 1880 they were acquired briefly by H. R. Merton and Company but were in the same year obtained by Williams Foster and Company who ran them from 1890-1893. From 1893 until 1924 the works were operated by Williams Foster and company and Pascoe Grenfell and Sons Limited.
    Middle Bank or Plas Canol Copper works, Lower Swansea Valley originally worked lead under the firm of Chauncey Townsend and Company 1755-1764. Copper working was introduced when the firm of John Rotton and Company took over the works fo the period 1765-1769. .................................."
  • Millbrook Engineering Company Limited 1734-1966 "The Millbrook Engineering Works, Landore [Glandwr] was established in 1825. The works began life as a general engineering concern but quickly started to see the advantages of being located near the neighbouring metal industries. The company began to manufacture plant for the copper industry and later became renowned for the manufacture of plant and equipment for the tinplate industry. The works became particularly well-known for the Millbrook Pickling Machine which was installed in many tinplate works both in the Swansea and Llanelli districts and abroad.........................."
  • See also Morris Papers under Morriston
  • See also White Rock Works in Llansamlet

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site


Church Records

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

Parish formed in 1906 from Llangyfelach

The church is dedicated to St. Paul, is in the Benefice of Landore and the diocese of Swansea and Brecon. 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 SS661959.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1906-1933 1891-1926 - 1891-1931 -

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

  • Ecclesiastical Parish Records "Registers (including service and banns registers) 1891-1935; Churchwardens' minutes 1890-1904; PCC and Vestry minutes 1891-1930."

Non Conformist Registers Deposited
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref Deposited/
Tabernacle, Calvinistic Methodist - 1939 - SS 65969542 NLW
English Wesleyan 1867-1991*
(*not on WGAS online list)
1948-1988 - SS 65759558 WGAS

Siloh Congregational





NLW - National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
WGAS - West Glamorgan Archive Service


Description & Travel

Landore - on Wikipedia

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


Historical Geography

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