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Miscellaneous (Glamorgan)

Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868] by Colin Hinson ©2018

 

This page is in two sections, the first section below relates to parishes which have parts of them in two counties

  • "BEDWAS, a parish chiefly in the lower division of the hundred of Wentllooge, in the county of Monmouth, and partly in the hundred of Caerphilly, in the county of Glamorgan, South Wales, 2 miles to the N. of Caerphilly. It is situated on the banks of the river Rumney, and contains the hamlets of Upper and Lower Bedwas (in Monmouthshire), and Van (in Glamorganshire). The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff, value, with the curacy of Rudry annexed to it, £450, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Barrog." 
  • "FAN, (or Van), a hamlet in the parish of Bedwas, hundred of Caerphilly, county Glamorgan, 2 miles from Caerphilly. It is situated on the river Romney. 
  • "VAN, (or Fan), a hamlet in the parish of Bedwas, county Glamorgan, 4 miles N.E. of Caerphilly, on the river Romney.
  • (see main page Bedwas in Monmouthshire)

 

  • "MACHEN, a parish chiefly in the lower division of the hundred of Wentllooge, county Monmouth, but partly in the hundred of Caerphilly, county Glamorgan, 5 miles N.W. of Newport, its post town. It is situated. between the Rumney and Ebbs, and includes the hamlets of Upper and Lower Machen, and Rhydgwern. Here are mines from which are obtained calamine, coal, iron, and lead. The principal seat of industry is Upper Machen, where there are extensive iron and tin works, a foundry, and the works of the Rumney Railway Company. The Monmouthshire canal, and the Rhymney and Tyrhowey railways, afford facility of conveyance to Newport. The surface is hilly, and the soil gravel, alternating with clay. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £14, and the rectorial for one of £649 3s. 9d. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £351. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The charities, including a school endowment, amount to about £16 per annum. The Baptists, Independents, Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists, each have chapels. There are good schools for boys and girls, and an infants' school, built by the late Sir Charles Morgan. Machen Plas is the principal residence. In the vicinity are several mineral springs and the remains of a castle." 
  • "RHYDGWERN, a hamlet in the parish of Machen, hundred of Caerphilly, county Glamorgan, 5 miles E. of Caerphilly. It is situated on the river Romney."
  • (see main page Machen in Monmouthshire)

 

  • "MICHAELSTON-Y-FEDW, a parish partly in the upper division of the hundred of Wentllooge, county Monmouth, and partly in the hundred of Caerphilly, county Glamorgan, 5 miles S.W. of Newport, its post town, and 7 from Cardiff. It is situated on the river Rumney, and contains Llan-fedw. The parish is of small extent, but the village is neatly built. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £500. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The parochial charities produce about £75 per annum, of which £64 goes to a school, endowed by the late Rev. Dr. Tate." 
  • "LLANFEDW, a hamlet in the parish of Michaelston-y-fedw, county Glamorgan, 6 miles from Cardiff, and 7 from Newport." 
  • "LLANVEDOW, (or Llanveau), a hamlet in the parish of Michaelston-y-Fedw, hundred of Caerphilly, county Glamorgan, 5 miles S.E. of Caerphilly. It is situated on the banks of the river Rumney, which is here crossed by a bridge. Ruperrah and Cefn Mably are two good residences here.
  • (see main page MICHAELSTON-Y-FEDW  in Monmouthshire)

 

This section contains all other Miscellaneous places 

"ABERAMMON, near Adare, in the hundred of Mirkin, in the county of Glamorgan, 2 miles S.E. of Aberdare. Here stood the old mansion of the Matthewes, who have left considerable charities to Adare."

"CAERPHILLY HUNDRED, one of the ten hundreds or subdivisions of the county of Glamorgan, South Wales, situated in the eastern part of the county, and bounded on the E. by Monmouthshire, on the S. by the hundred of Kibbor, and on the W. by the hundred of Miskin. It contains the parishes of Eglwys-Ilan, Gelligaer, Llanfabon, and Merthyr-Tydfil, with parts of Bedwas, Machen, and Michaelston-y-Vedw."

"COWBRIDGE, a hundred in the county of Glamorgan, South Wales, contains the parishes of Cowbridge, Llanbleddian, Eglwys-Brewis, Flemingston, Gileston, Major Llantwit, Llan-dough, Llan-haran, Llanharry, Llan-ilid, Llan-maes, Lhan-mitrangle, Llan-sannor, Llysworney-Nash, Pendoylan, St. Athan, St. Donat's Welsh, St. Mary-church, Stembridge, and Ystrad-Owen."

"DAW, (or Dhaw), a river, rising above Cowbridge, in the county of Glamorgan and after a course of 10 miles, falling into the Bristol Channel at Aberthaw.

"DINAS-POWIS, a hundred in the county of Glamorgan, contains the parishes of St. Andrew, Bonvilston, Barry, St. Bride, Cogan, Cadoxton juxta-Barry, St. George, St. Faggan, Lavernock, Highlight, Llancarfan, Leckwith, Llan-dough juxta-Penarth, Llantrithyd, Llanillterne, St. Lythan's, Llanvithian, Michaelston-le-Pit, Merthyr-Dyfan, St. Nicholas, Michaelston-super-Ely, Penmark, Penarth, Porth-Kerry, Sully, Peterston-super-Ely, and Wenvoe."

"GOWER, a peninsula in the county Glamorgan, lying between Swansea Bay and Burry river. It is chiefly composed of limestone rock, and is rich in lead, manganese, and iron ore. The coast is extremely rocky and full of caves. On Cefn Bryn is a famous cromlech called King Arthur's Stone, a chief seat of the Druids. There are also remains of numerous Norman castles and churches. The poet Gower and Bishop Gower were born here."

"KIBBOR, a hundred in county Glamorgan, contains the parishes of Caerau, Llandaff, Llanedeyrn, Llanishen, Lisvane, and Routh."

"LLANGYFELACH, a hundred, one of the subdivisions of the county Glamorgan. It is situated in the western part of the county, and includes the parishes of Llangyfelach, Llangiwg, and Llansamlet."

"LLANILLTERNE, (or Llanillitern), a parochial chapelry in the hundred of Dinas Powis, county Glamorgan, 6 miles N.W. of Cardiff its post town, and 5 from Caerphilly. A tributary of the river Ely flows through this parish. There is no village, only a few farmhouses and cottages. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory* of St. Fagan's, in the diocese of Llandaff. The church is dedicated to St. Fagan. It is situated near the remains of the former one now converted into a barn.

"MISKIN, a hundred in county Glamorgan, contains the parishes of Aberdare, Llantrisaint, Llantwitvairdre, Llanwonno, Pentyrch, Radyr, and Ystrad-dyfodwg."

"MORLAIS, a stream of county Glamorgan. It rises under the Brecknockshire Beacons, and passing by Morlais Castle, built by Gilbert Earl of Gloucester, joins the Lesser Taff."

"NEATH, a hundred in the county of Glamorgan, contains the parishes of Aberavon, Baglan, Briton Ferry, Cadoxton juxta Neath, Glyncorrwg, Cilybebyll, Lower-Llantwit, Michaelston-super-Avon, and Neath."

"NEWCASTLE, a hundred in county Glamorgan, contains the parishes of Bettws, St. Bride's Minor, Coychurch, Coity, Lower Kenfig, Laleston, Llangynwyd, Margam, Newcastle, Newton-Nottage, Pyle, and Tythegston."

"OGMORE, a salmon and trout stream of the county of Glamorgan, rises in the mountains of Llandyfodwg, and falls into the Bristol Channel."

"OGMORE, a hundred in the county of Glamorgan, contains the parishes of St. Andrew's Minor, St. Bride Major, Colwinston, St. Donat's, Ewenny, Llandyfodwg, Llandow, Llangan, Llangeinor, Marcross, St. Mary Hill, Merthyr-Mawr, Monknash, Penllyn, and Wick."

"RHONDDU, a river of the county of Glamorgan, rises under Craig y Llyn, and joins the Taff at Pontyprydd."

"SKARWEATHER, a sandbank outside Swansea Bay, on the coast of county Glamorgan, 3 miles W. of Porthcawl."

"SWANSEA, a hundred in county Glamorgan, contains the parishes of Bishopston, Cheriton, Ilston, St. John, Knelston, Llandewy, Llandeilo-Talybont, Llangennith, Llanmadogk, Llanrhidian, Loughor, Nicholaston, Oxwich, Oystermouth, Penmaen, Pennard, Penrice, Port Eynon, Reynoldston, Rhossili, and Swansea."

"SYCHRYD, a stream of counties Brecon and Glamorgan, joins the river Hepste near Pont-nydd-fechan."

 

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018