"LLAN ISAN, in the Cwmwd of Cibwyr, Cantref of Brenhinol (now called the hundred of Kibbor), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Perpetual Curacy, not in charge, of the certified value of £10.: Patrons, The Earl of Plymouth, and Charles Kemys Tynte, Esq., alternately: Church dedicated to St. Isan. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 329. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £269..1..0, at 11s. in the pound. it is 4 m. N. b. NW. from Caerdiff. Here is a Free School. This Parish contains from five to six hundred acres of Land. St. Denis's Well is esteemed efficacious in Scorbutic complaints. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Stipend, and Augmentation, was £46."
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.




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 St. Isan

Church History

Chapels Database - a list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the 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 following Religious Institutions are covered in the Mormon International Genealogical Index (IGI) :-

  • Llanishen, St. Isan - Christenings (BT's), 1813-1875

The church is dedicated to St. Isan, is in the Benefice of Llanishen, and the diocese of Llandaff. 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 ST176818.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1717-1901, Marriages, 1725-1837, Burials, 1717-1900.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1752-1914 1754-1939 1752-1914 1873-1926 1717, 1724-1757, 1759-1799, 1801-1827, 1829-1830, 1832, 1834-1837

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

  • Llanishen Ecclesiastical Parish records            " ....... including registers of baptisms, 1752-1914; marriages, 1754-1939; burials, 1752-1914; banns, 1873-1926; services, 1888-1954; certificate counterfoils, 1900-1935; records relating to: glebe, 1901-1952; churchwardens, 1786-1937; faculties, 1892-1936; churchfixtures and fittings, 1907-1952; parochial church council, 1920-1953; church affairs, 1910-1934; miscellaneous affairs and organisations, 1919-1962; civil records, 1821-1935"

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :- The Parish of Llanishen contains two Chapels of Ease :-

Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Quakers - - 1911-1927 -

Description & Travel

Llanishen - on Wikipedia

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Llanishen which are provided by:



Transcript of complete name listing for Whitchurch, with the parishes and villages of Lisvane, Llanishen, Pentyrch, Tongwynlais, Taff's Well and Walnut Tree Bridge, from Slaters Directory for 1880.



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

Description of parish from A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llanishen has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land & Property

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

  • New House Estate, Llanishen, deeds    1598-1925       "The New House estate descended in the male line from Thomas Lewis (d 1764) of New House, Llanishen, Glamorgan, eldest son by the second marriage of Thomas Lewis of Llanishen, until John Lewis of New House died without issue in 1850, the estate passing to his wife Margaret, who sold the estate to Wyndham William Lewis. ...............".


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 Llanishen in the County of Glamorgan - on the People's Collection Wales site

Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST176820 (Lat/Lon: 51.530631, -3.189297), Llanishen which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

Places, villages, farms etc within Llanishen 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)

  • Llanishen (131); Craig Llanishen; Cwm; GWR; Hill Fm.; Heol-hir; Llanishen (village); Llanishen Sta.; Llwyn-crwn-fawr; Mill; Parc; Rhyd-y-penau; Roath Park; The Heath; The Lake;




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

1841 - 418 1851 - 388 1861 - 449 1871 - 515 1881 - 469 1891 - 691

Public Records

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

  • Llanishen Civil Parish records    " ......... comprising copy of tithe plan and apportionment, 1846; parish council minutes book, 1894-1911; orders to overseers of the poor, 1895-1920; correspondence, 1897-1910; parish meeting minutes book, 1894-1922; declarations of parish councillors on acceptance, 1895-1922; map of parish, c1800; overseer's account book, 1825-1835; vestry minutes, 1891-1894; testimonial, 1902"


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

  •  Llanishen School          "Records relating to the Llanishen School Board, 1875-1904"