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Resolven in the Parish of Llantwit-juxta-Neath

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"RESOLVEN (SOLFEN), a township, in the parish of LANTWIT-juxta-NEATH, union and hundred of NEATH, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 7 miles (N. E. by E.) from Neath containing 501 inhabitants. This place is situated in the upper part of the parish, near the left bank of the river Neath, where the mountains are lofty and rugged, and their declivities and the glens well covered with timber. Solven hill is an elevated mountain in the hamlet, at the western base of which, overlooking the Neath, are the remains of Glyn Castle the streams that flow into that river through the glens of the mountains form many pleasing cascades. Here is a chapel of ease to the parochial church; and two Sunday schools, containing about 50 children, are supported by subscription. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £70, of which £55 are payable to the impropriators, and £15 to the rector."[A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833  © Mel Lockie 2016]

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Bibliography

References to the town of Resolven at

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Business & Commerce Records

  • John Jenkins, land and mineral surveyor etc
    1546, 19th-20th cent: business papers, also as land agent and antiquary, and also at Neath, 19th-20th cent, with clients deeds and papers from 1546
    [National Library of Wales, Department of Manuscripts and Records]

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

  • Beaumont collection of coal, iron and steel company records          "Deeds and documents relating to Trimsaran Coal, Iron and Steel Company, [c. 1861]-1872; Ynisarwed Resolven Colliery Company, 1866-1875; and Yniscedwyn Iron, Steel, and Coal Company, 1837-1875;...................................."
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Church History

Tabernacle Chapel, Resolven - on the People's Collection Wales site

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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. David, is in the Benefice of Resolven with Tonna, and 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 SN825023.

Parish formed in 1850 from Llantwit-juxta-Neath

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1850-1953 1850-1919 1850-1948 1852-1861 1850-1861
(At the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth)

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

  • Resolven Ecclesiastical Parish records          " ........ including registers of baptisms, 1850-1953; marriages, 1850-1919; burials, 1850-1948; certificates, 1916-1964; churchwardens records, 1949-1951; miscellaneous records, 1952-1960"
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Description & Travel

Resolven - on Wikipedia

Canal lock at Resolven - on the People's Collection Wales site

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Directories

Transcript of complete name listing for Glyn-Neath, with Aberpergwm, Glyncorrwg, Blaenwrach and Resolven, from the Post Office Directory for 1871.

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Gazetteers

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

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Resolven in the Parish of Llantwit-juxta-Neath 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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History

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Resolven c1910-1920
  • The canal at Resolven, Vale of Neath
  • View of the canal lock at Resolven, Vale of Neath
  • Waterfall in Resolfen c1910-1920
  • G.W.R. Station Resolven c1910-1920
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Maps

Plan of the hamlet of Resolven in the County of Glamorgan - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SN830027 (Lat/Lon: 51.710795, -3.6948), Resolven in the Parish of Llantwit-juxta-Neath which are provided by:

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Public Records

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

  • Resolven Parish and Community Council records         " ....... including minutes, 1932-1995; financial records, 1936-1974."
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Schools

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

  • Resolven School, records        "Resolven and Ynysfach Schools' log books, 1872-1968; Ynysfach Secondary School attendance registers, [1950s]."