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Kenfig in the Parish of Pyle and Kenfig

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"KENVIG, LOWER, (CEVN Y VIGYN), a joint parish with Pyle, comprising the greater portion of the borough of Kenvig, in the hundred of NEWCASTLE, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 11 1/2 miles (S. S. E.) from Neath, and containing, exclusively of Pyle, 276 inhabitants. ... More" [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis]



References to the village of Kenfig at


Description and Travel

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Kenfig in the Parish of Pyle and Kenfig which are provided by:



Transcript of Pyle, with Sker, Kenfig, Cornelly, Kenfig Hill, and neighbourhoods, from Slaters Directory for 1880.



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

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Kenfig in the Parish of Pyle and Kenfig has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Description & Image of Kenfig Castle at by Jeff Thomas

Kenfig Origins - what's in a name

Kenfig through the ages - "In medieval times Kenfig was awarded the status of a Borough. The Kenfig Borough or Old Bro Cynffig included old Kenfig, modern Kenfig, Maudlam (Mawdlam), much of North Cornelly, Marlas, Pyle and some of Kenfig Hill..............

Glamorgan Brigade horses tethered on the lines at Kenfig Sands. - on the People's Collection Wales site



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

1841 (*) - 297 1851 - 268 1861 - 278 1871 - 270 1881 - 264 1891 - 221

(*) - including 21 inhabitants of the Extra Parochial parish of Sker


Public Records

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

  • Borough of Kenfig records  "Records of the Borough of Kenfig, [c. 1396]-1998, includes: charters and transcripts, [c. 1396]-1886; ordinances of the town, 1550-1800; survey, [1661]; minutes of the various courts, suit rolls, account books, 1742-1886; admissions of burgesses, 1774-1837; and records of Kenfig Corporation Property and Kenfig Corporation Trust, 1923-1998."
  • Kenfig Parish Council/Town Council records ".......... including minutes books, 1919-1985; receipts and payments book, 1981-1985"