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Splott in the Parish of Roath

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"Splott  is a district and community in the south of the city of Cardiff, capital of Wales, just east of the city centre. It was built up in the late 19th century on the land of two farms of the same name: Upper Splott and Lower Splott Farms. Splott is characterised by its once vast steelworks and rows of tightly knit terraced houses" wikipedia


Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

Roath St Saviour, parish formed from Roath St German in 1893

The church is dedicated to St. Saviour, is in the Benefice of Roath St. Saviour, 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 ST202767.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1886-1952 1893-1972 - - -
Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Walker Road, Einon/Ainon, Baptist 1918-1975 - - ST 20237642

Description and Travel

Various items - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Carlisle St, Splott in 1890s
  • Pearl St, Splott in late C19th 
  • Various landscapes 

Cardiff Records, vol 2. Notes on the Manors of Cardiff District - Splott  (British History Online)

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Historical Geography

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



Various items  - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Three photographs of women and children at the University Settlement Hall in Splott. c1914 
  • Portmanmoor Road, Splott, Cardiff - 1900
  • Carlisle Street, Splott, Cardiff, c. 1890s
  • Pearl Street, Splott, Cardiff, late 19th century


Various items  - on the People's Collection Wales site

  • Butchers at System Street, Splott, Cardiff, Christmas 1891
  • Eliza Thomas' Pie Shop 158 Portmanmoor Road, Splott, Cardiff. 1926


 Moorland Road Junior School, Splott, Cardiff - 1964 - on the People's Collection Wales site


Social life and Customs

 St Saviour's Church Gymnastics Club, Splott, 1909 - on the People's Collection Wales site