Peterston super Montem


"PETERSTONE, or, LLAN BEDR AR FYNYDD, in the Cwmwd of Tir yr Hwndrwd, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Newcastle), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales; in the Parish of Coed Du Church [Coychurch]: a Chapel, not in charge, always holden with the Rectory of Coed Du Church, and of the certified value of £14: Patron, Thomas Wyndham, Esq.: Chapel dedicated to St. Peter. The Resident Population of this Hamlet, in 1801, and the Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, are included in the Returns made from Coed Du Church."
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.

"PETERSTON super MONTEM, a chapelry in the parish of COYCHURCH, hundred of NEWCASTLE, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 8 miles (N. E. by E.) from Bridgend, containing 134 inhabitants. It is in Welsh called Llanbedr ar Vynydd, " the church of St. Peter on the mountain," and is situated on the confines of the hundreds of Ogmore and Cowbridge, at some distance from the mother church. It occupies the southern declivity of the monntain of Mynydd y Rhiw, and the inhabitants are exclusively engaged in agriculture. The river Ely partly bounds it on the north. The chapel is dedicated to St. Peter : attached to it is a Welsh Sunday school. A sum of £15 has been left to the poor of this chapelry ; besides which, twenty-five shillings per annum are distributed among those not receiving parochial relief. The average annual expenditure for the support of the poor amounts to £ 66. 14." ( A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833)



Here is a substantial reading list of books which relate to Glamorgan, either county or parish.


Church History

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


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. Peter, is in the Benefice of Llanharan with Peterston-super-Montem (or Brynna), 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 SS985833.

A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1745-1900, Marriages, 1721-1837, Burials, 1745-1900.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1745-1811, 1813-1970 1745-1970 1745-1992 1754-1812 1721, 1732-1735, 1737-1748, 1750-1753, 1755-1795, 1797-1837

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

  • Peterston-super-Montem Ecclesiastical Parish records           "........ including registers of baptisms, 1745-1970; marriages, 1755-1970; banns, 1755-1834; burials, 1813-1992"

A set of fiche have been produced by the Glamorgan Family History Society covering the registers of Bethlehem Welsh Congregational Church, for the period 1777-1881.

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

  • Peterston-super-Montem, St. Peter - Christenings (BT's), 1820-1860
  • Peterston-super-Montem, Bethlehem Independent - Christenings, 1777-1837

Description & Travel

You can see pictures of Peterston super Montem which are provided by:



Transcript of name listing for Bridgend and district, from Slaters Directory for 1880.



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


Historical Geography

Some of the hamlets, towns and villages within this parish

  • Llanbad
  • Rhiwceiliog

You can see the administrative areas in which Peterston super Montem has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



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



Parish map (Kain/Oliver)

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS989854 (Lat/Lon: 51.558391, -3.459756), Peterston super Montem which are provided by:


Names, Geographical

Places, villages, farms etc within Peterston-super-Montem 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 Glenys Travis)

  • Peterston super Montem [85]; - Argoed Edwin, Brynna Gwynion, Brynna, Mill, Coed bychan, Hendre-wen, Llwyn y brain, Mynydd Coed-bychan, Mynydd Hugh, Mynydd Maendy, Mynydd Portref, Nant Llanilid, Tyn-y coed, Tyn-y-cwm.


The Population of Peterston-super-Montem was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.

1841 - 166 1851 - 185 1861 - 216 1871 - 198 1881 - 241 1891 - 301