"LLAN WYNO, in the Cwmwd of Meisgyn, Cantref of Penythen (now called the Hundred of Miskin), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a Curacy, not in charge, to the Vicarage of Llan Trisaint: Patron, The Vicar of Llan Trisaint: Church dedicated to St. Gwyno. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801, was 426. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £362..9..9, at 9s. 6d. in the pound. It is 7 1/2 m. N. from LLan Trisaint. This Parish contains about 2000 acres of cultivated Land, and about 2000 acres which are uncultivated. According to the Diocesan Report, in 1809, the yearly value of this Benefice, arising from Stipend, and Augmentation, was £18." (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.

Baldwin, Bernard.  Mountain Ash and Penrhiwceiber remembered in Pictures, 1986.  Index by Jill Smith

Rhondda, A second selection [Archive Photograph Series]. Indexed by Allen Powell

Thomas, Rev W. Glanffrwd's History of Llanwonno, 1843-90 (Hanes Plwyf Llanwonno);  published in 1888 in serial form in the 'Darian' (Aberdare) &  translated by Thomas Evans in 1950;  published by Merthyr Express. 210 pp. Indexed by Glenys Travis (with chapter headings)



There are more than 30 churches identified in this place. Please click here for a complete list.

Church History

Chapels Database  - a  list of all known non-conformist chapels or other non-Anglican religions in the parish

See Welsh Chapels and Churches for photographs of various churches/chapels in this parish

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Gwynno's Church


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. Gwynno, is in the Benefice of Llanwynno, 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 ST030956.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
BaptismsMarriagesBurialsBannsBishops Transcripts
1717-18971717-19101717-1894-1717, 1724-1837

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

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

  • Llanwonno, St. Gwynno - Christenings (BT's), 1826-1860

Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Llanwonno which are provided by:



Transcript of name listing for Pontypridd, and district, from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-

1880(Slaters Directory); PONTYPRIDD with the parishes and villages of Llantwit Vardre, Llanvabon,
Llanwonno, Britannia, Graig-Berthllwyd, Cymmer, Dinas, Eirw, Garth,
Gyfeillon, Glyn-Taff, Hafod, Hopkinstown, Nantgarw, Navigation, Nelson,
Pont-Shon-Norton, Porth, Quaker's Yard, Rhydyfelin, Trebanog, Trehafod,
Treforest, Tymawr and Upper Boat

Extract From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923  (ArchiveCDBooks)  - transcribed by Gareth Hicks

  • "WATTSTOWN is a township forming part of the Urban District of Rhondda, 1½ miles south from Tylor's Town. St. Thomas's Mission church here, attached to St. Ann's church at Ynyshir, is an iron structure; the Rev. Pierce Price B.A. is curate. There are Welsh Baptist and Independent chapels. The United National Collieries are here."


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

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


Historical Geography

Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish



Historical snippets re 'the Rhondda', various contributors


Land & Property

  • William family of the Glog, Llanwonno
    1641-20th century: deeds (3) 1641, 1733, 1748, family and estate papers 18th-20th century
    [National Library of Wales, Department of Manuscripts and Records]


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 Llanwonno 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 ST041952 (Lat/Lon: 51.647507, -3.387523), Llanwonno which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

Places, villages, farms etc within Llanwonno 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 John Ball)

  • Llanwonno [69] - Abercynon, Blaenhenwysg, Blaenllechau, Bryn-goleu, Buarth-capel, Caer Maen, Carn-y-Wiwer, Cefn, Cefn-llechau-uchaf, Coed Pen-y-parc, Cribyn-du, Dduallt, Cwm, Darwonno, Fanhaulog, Fforest-isaf, Ffynnon-dwyn, Gelli-fendigaid, Gelli-isaf, Gelli-lwch, Gelli-Wrgan, Gilfach-glyd, Gilfach-y-rhyd, Glog, Glyn-coch, Glyn-ddwynant, Gyfeillon, Hafod, Hendre-Rhys, Hopkinstown, Kennel, Lan, Llanwonno, Llwynperdid, Llysnant, Maen Tri-gwr, Maerdy, Miskin, Mynachdy, Nant-yr-ysfa, New Road, Newtown, Nyth-bran, Pant-y-craig-wen, Parc-newydd, Pendyrys Colliery, Pen Lan, Pen-rhiw, Penrhiwceiber, Penrhiw-Cradoc, Pentwyn, Pen-y-parc, Pen-y-wal, Perthgelyn, Pistyll-goleu, Porth, Pwll-helyg, Reservoir, Rhiw-yr-uchain, St Gwynno's Well, Stanleytown, Tai'r-heol, Twyn Brynbychan, Ty-bach, Tyntetown, Tyn-y-wern, Ty'r-y-gelli, Ty'r-gweydd, Wattstown, Y Ffrwd, Ynys-boeth, Ynys-y-bwl




Local collieries not shown elsewhere on this site;



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

1841 - 1,6141851 - 4,0961861 - 4,4151871 - 11,4341881 - 18,6521891 - 30,712

Public Records

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

  • Llanwonno Civil Parish records          " ....... comprising rate books, 1850-1875; valuation lists, 1881-1882; copy of tithe plan and apportionment, 1842 (copied c 1980)"


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

  • Llanwonno School Board records       " ..... comprising minute books, 1871-1903; letter books, 1895-1906; ledger, 1894-1899; teacher's salaries books, c. 1890-1900; cookery account book, 1899-1908"