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Llanmaes

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"A village four miles south from, and in the hundred of Cowbridge. The church contains some mural frescoes. Near it are the ruins of Malafant Castle" [Glamorganshire, 1911]

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Bibliography

Here is a substantial reading list of books which relate to Glamorgan, either county or parish.

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Cemeteries

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

  • Parish Church of St. Catwg
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Church History

Glamorgan Chapels Database - no non-conformist chapels found in this parish

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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. Catwg, and is in the Benefice of Llantwit Major. 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 SS981694.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1583-1988 1584-1812, 1814-1836, 1838-1968 1583-1988 1872-1987 1721, 1723-1730, 1732-1752, 1754-1776, 1778-1837

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

  • Llanmaes Ecclesiastical Parish records          "......... including copy registers of baptisms, 1766-1812; marriages, 1754-1812; combined baptisms, marriages and burials, 1583-1769"

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

  • Llanmaes, St. Catwg - Christenings (BT's), 1796-1871
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Description and Travel

    Conservation areas within the Vale of Glamorgan. See Llanmaes - "Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance"

    Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

    You can see pictures of Llanmaes which are provided by:

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    Directories

    Transcript of complete name listing for Llantwit Major, with Llanmaes, St. Donats and neighbourhoods Slaters Directory for 1880.

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    Gazetteers

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

    Descriptions of parish
    A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis.
    A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

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    Historical Geography

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

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    Maps

    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 SS990702 (Lat/Lon: 51.421636, -3.453913), Llanmaes which are provided by:

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    Names, Geographical

    Places, villages, farms etc within Llanmaes 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 Glenys Travis)

    • Llanmaes [166] - Boverton Bk, The Butts, Domen-fawr, Froglands, Gadlys, Great Frampton, Llanmaes, Picketston, Rectory.
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    Newspapers

    There are many references to this area in the 15 million Welsh and English language articles from Welsh newspapers transcribed by the NLW and viewable on Welsh Newspapers Online
    Below are English language articles that have been re-transcribed and extracted randomly to illustrate what is available, there are many that are not extracted here that include names of local people

    •  From the Barry Dock News 11th November 1892

    LLANMAES. ENTERTAINMENT.—On Tuesday evening last a capital entertainment was provided at the schoolroom on behalf of the school funds. The first part consisted of the piece, "Beauty and the Beast", and the after parts, "Mrs Jarley's Waxworks," and "The Rival Barber's Shop." Rev D. Evans also gave recitations.

    •  From the Barry Dock News 22nd June 1894

    LLANMAES. CHURCH DEFENCE.— On Thursday evening the 14th. inst., a public meeting took place at the Parish School, Llanmaes, when the Rev. S. H. F. Nicholl (rural dean) presided. After addresses by the Rev. D. E. Ll Jones, of Llandow, and the Rev. D. Evans, rector of the parish, the following resolution was unanimously carried:- "That this meeting of the inhabitants of Llanmaes desires to protest against the Bill for the disestablishment of the Church in Wales as an unjust and cruel measure."

    • From The Glamorgan Gazette 14th December 1906

    LLANMAES. Tea and Entertainment.—A very enjoyable tea was given at Llanmaes Schoolroom on Wednesday, November 28th, by the ladies of the parish, followed by an entertainment provided chiefly by the children. It was held in connection with the opening of a village club for men and boys. The Rev. D. Evans, M.A., rector of Llanmaes, delivered a short address, in which he referred to the benefits likely to be derived from a club in the parish, and dwelt pointedly upon the evils of gambling.    .....(part extract).....

    • From the Evening Express (Third Edition) 19th September 1904

    FIRE AT LLANMAES STUD FARM. Information was sent to the Cardiff, Fire Brigade on Sunday morning that a large rick of hay consisting of about 150 tons was on fire at Llanmaes Stud Farm, St. Fagan's, the property of Mr. James Howell, draper, Cardiff. The manual engine was despatched in charge of two firemen, and it was found on their arrival that the rick was well alight. The engine was got to work from a pond about 500ft. from the conflagration, and, with plenty of assistance, the manual continued working until seven o'clock in the evening by which time the fire had been practically got under. The amount of the damage is estimated at about £ 450. The cause of the fire is unknown. The rick was situated in a field some distance from the farm buildings, so that there was no danger of the conflagration spreading.

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    Population

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

    1841 - 194 1851 - 183 1861 - 164 1871 - 148 1881 - 147 1891 - 130
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    Public Records

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

    • Llanmaes Civil Parish records         " ......... comprising tithe plan and apportionment, 1843; copy of redemption of land tax on glebe, 1824"