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Penclawdd in the Parish of Llanrhidian (Higher Hamlet)

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"PEN CLAWDD is a large village in the civil parish of Llanrhidian Higher, with a station on the London, Midland and Scottish railway, 3 miles west of Gowerton station and 9 west-north-west of Swansea, in the Higher division of the parish of Llanrhidian, Gower division of the county of Glamorgan, petty sessional division of Swansea, union of Gower, rural deanery of West Gower, archdeaconry of Carmarthen and diocese of St. David's. The railway extends to Llanmorlais, about 2 miles. The church, situated at Llanyrnewydd, one mile south, and erected as a chapel of ease to Llanrhidian, on the site of an ancient church, is a modern building in the Early English style, ... the church affords 200 sittings. A piece of land given by the late G. B. Haynes esq. has been added to the churchyard, and a boundary wall built at a cost of £250. In the village is a Memorial Hall of corrugated iron, erected by local subscription in 1921, in memory of the men of the village who fell in the Great War, 1914 -18. There is also a Church hall and Sunday school room in the village, a Baptist chapel, erected in 1803, seating 430 persons, a Congregational chapel, erected in 1816, with 550 sittings, and a Calvinistic Methodist chapel. The soil is clay; subsoil, mineral. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and swedes, Many of the inhabitants depend on the fishing industry, particularly that of cockles. ... Public Elementary School (mixed), erected in 1871, to hold 351 children; Gilbert James, master Infants' School, erected in 1911, to hold 150 children; ... " [From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


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

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1841-1884 1835-1971 1841-1890 1854-1959 1853-1854
(At the National Library of Wales)

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

  • Penclawdd (Llanyrnewydd) Ecclesiastical Parish Records "Registers (including service and banns registers) 1835-1992; Churchwardens' accounts 1903-1946."
    "Dedicated to St Gwynour. Ancient chapel of ease in the parish of Llanrhidian, became a separate parish c. 1925. Officially known as Llanyrnewydd."

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

  • Penclawdd - Christenings (BT's), 1841-1875

Description and Travel

Penclawdd - on Wikipedia

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Transcript of complete name listing for the Gower parishes, from Slaters Directory for 1880.



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

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Historical Geography

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Wernbwll Colliery (near Penclawdd) on the Welsh Coal Mines site

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

  • Benson family of Llanrhidian "Articles of agreement concerning the sale of a colliery and premises at Penclawdd, 1870"
  • Penrice Estate Papers 1743-1955 Include " ............. industrial plans relating to copper works and colliery at Penclawdd, Glamorgan, 1840-1856"

Penclawdd cocklewomen Swansea 1906 - on the People's Collection Wales site



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

  • Penclawdd School log books 1863-1945