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Dinas Powis in the Parish of St. Andrews Major

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"DINAS-POWIS, a village and a hundred in Glamorgan. The village stands 4½ miles SW of Cardiff; and has a post office under Cardiff, and remains of a castle built by Jestyn ab Gwrgan. The hundred lies around the village; and contains twenty-seven parishes. Acres, 40, 601. Pop., 7, 661. Houses, 1, 434." [From John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870-72 on Vision of Britain]



References to the town of Dinas Powis at

An online index to the book Glimpses of old Dinas Powys by Chrystal Tilney [1982] has been provided by Jill Smith


Church History

St Peters Church, Dinas Powys - on the People's Collection Wales site


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 Welsh Chapels and Churches for a photograph

The church is dedicated to St. Peter, and is in the Benefice of St. Andrews Major and Michaelston-le-Pit. 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 ST154714.

Anglican Parish Registers
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
No Registers have been deposited yet

Description and Travel

Dinas Powys - on Wikipedia

Conservation areas within the Vale of Glamorgan. See Dinas Powys - "Conservation areas are areas of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance"

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Dinas Powis in the Parish of St. Andrews Major which are provided by:



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

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Dinas Powis in the Parish of St. Andrews Major to another place.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Dinas Powis in the Parish of St. Andrews Major has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Description and image of Dinas Powis Castle at by Jeff Thomas


Land and Property

  • Lee family of Dinas Powis
    1455-1919: deeds, rentals, accounts, corresp and manorial records
    [National Library of Wales, Department of Manuscripts and Records - Reference: Dinas Powis]

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

  • Dinas Powis estate, records       "Records, 1455-1919, of the Lee family of Dinas Powis, Glamorgan, and their predecessors, including rentals of the manor of Dinas Powis and of the Dinas Powis estate, 1610, 1671-1906, surveys of the same, 1566-1610; title deeds, legal papers and correspondence, 1514-1919 (mainly post-1640) relating to properties in Glamorgan, Monmouthshire and Breconshire; ........................... "

Public Records

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

  • Dinas Powis and Cowbridge Petty Sessional Division records         1970-1974
  • Dinas Powis District Highway Board, records    1855-1896  
  • Dinas Powis Petty Sessional Division records      1889-1970