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Pyle in the Parish of Pyle and Kenfig

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""PYLE, a joint parish with Kenvig, in the hundred of NEWCASTLE, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, 11 1/2 miles (S. S. E.) from Neath, containing, exclusively of Kenvig, 475 inhabitants. ... More" [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1833) by Samuel Lewis]

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Cemeteries

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

  • Capel-y-Pil Calvinistic Methodist
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Description & Travel

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

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Directories

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

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Gazetteers

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

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Pyle 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.

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History

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 ........."

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS826827 (Lat/Lon: 51.530965, -3.693878), Pyle in the Parish of Pyle and Kenfig which are provided by:

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Occupations

Winding House remains, Bryndu Colliery (near Pyle) on the Welsh Coal Mines site

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Population

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

1841 - 803 1851 - 991 1861 - 1,192 1871 - 883 1881 - 938 1891 - 884
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Public Records

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

  • Pyle Civil Parish records  "...... comprising parish council minutes books, 1894-1969; parish council/community council minutes book, 1969-1977; annual parish meeting minutes book, 1929-1973; financial statements, 1939-1950; register of mortgages, 1923; burial records, 1923-1978; copy of tithe plan, 1847, tithe apportionment, 1847; Pyle Community Council minutes books, 1977-1985; councillors declarations of acceptance of office, 1961-1983; general account receipts and payments books, 1974-1984; settlement certificate, 1766"