Slaters Commercial Directory, 1871


Glais in the Swansea Valley

Transcribed by Phil Mustoe

Glais is a village with a station on the Swansea Vale Railway, distant half a mile from Clydach. Here are the extensive works, belonging to the Ynispenllwch Tin Plate Company, under the management of Richard Thomas, esq., Ynispenllwch, the residence of that gentleman, is a very elegant mansion, in its own grounds, which are in close proximity to the works, and surrounded by trees bounded on one side by the river Tawe; from the house and grounds may be seen the hills for a long distance on one side of the valley. There is a Baptist chapel here.

Letters from Clydach
Railway Station, Thomas Cusens, station master

Places of Worship


Sion, Glais, Rev. Esay Owen, minister [independent]

Private Residents

Cook John, M.D.
Cox Richard Henry, Ynispenllwch house
Griffiths Mathew, Ynispenllwch cottage
Jones Benjamin, Graigypal
Pegg William, Birchgrove house
Thomas Richard, Ynispenllwch


Birchgrove & Graigola Collieries, (W. Pegg & Co. proprietors
Bowen David, beer retailer
Bowen Thomas, farmer, Ynisymond Isha farm
Cook John, surgeon
David Margaret (Mrs.), Masons' Arms
Davis William, farmer, Ynisymond Ucha
Evans David, grocer & smith
Evans David Thomas, accountant, Ynispenllwch
Griffith David, accountant, Ynispenllwch
Griffith Isaac, New Star
Griffith John, colliery agent, Sisters' pit, Birchgrove colliery
Griffith Rees, agent, Ynispenllwch
Griffiths William J., agent, Ynispenllwch
Jenkins John, farmer, Ynisymond, Garrol farm
Jenkins William, Railway Inn
Jordan John, grocer
Jordan William, colliery agent
Rogers William, Lucas Arms
Rowland John, agent to the Birchgrove Colliery Company
Sims Benjamin, beer retailer
Thomas David, railway inspector
Williams William, beer retailer
Ynispenllwch Tin Plate Company (Richard Thomas, manager), manufacturers of bar iron, tin, terne & black plates

Slaters Commercial Directory Glais in the Swansea Valley, 1871 [Last Updated : 19 Sept 2002 - Gareth Hicks]