St Brides Major
"ST. BRIDE'S MAJOR, in the Cwmwd of Maenor Glynn Ogwr, Cantref of Cron Nedd (now called the Hundred of Ogmore), County of GLAMORGAN, South Wales: a discharged Vicarage, with the Curacy of Wick, valued in the King's Books at £9..16..5 1/2: Patron, Richard T. Turbervill, Esq. The Resident Population of this Parish, in 1801 (consisting of the Hamlets of the St. Bride's, Llamphy, and Southern-Down), was 682. The Money raised by the Parish Rates, in 1803, was £352..11..0 3/4, at 2s. 2d. in the pound. It is 4m. S. b. E. from Bridgend. This Parish contains 3000 acres of inclosed and cultivated Land, and about 1500 acres of open Downs. Here is an immense Spring, which issues out of a Rock at the extremity of the Parish, and which is esteemed equal to the Water of the Hot Wells for keeping. It is situate near the Bristol Channel. ROBERT THOMAS, the Poet, was a Native of this place: and flourished from about the year 1700 to 1750."
From: A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.
The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-
- Parish Church of St. Bridget
|Betharran Independent Chapel, Brynmenyn|
|Bethlehem Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Brynmenyn, Ynysawdre|
|Bryn Sion Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, St Bride's Major|
See Bap/Mar/Bur data on FreeReg
The church is dedicated to St. Bridget, is in the Benefice of Ewenny with St. Brides Major, and 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 SS894750.
A transcription of the registers is available from the Glamorgan Family History Society for the years: Baptisms, 1721-1901, Marriages, 1721-1837, Burials, 1721-1901.
|Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff|
|1723-1992||1723-1807, 1813-1962||1723-1955||-||1721, 1723-1837|
Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-
|Non Conformist Registers Held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth|
|Chapel||Baptisms||Marriages||Burials||OS Map Ref|
|Bryn Sion, Calvinistic Methodist||-||1976-1986||-||SS 89627497|
The following Religious Institutions are covered in the Mormon International Genealogical Index (IGI) :-
- St. Brides Major, St. Bridget - Christenings (BT's), 1813-1864
St Brides Major - on Wikipedia
Conservation areas within the Vale of Glamorgan. See St Brides Major - "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
Transcript of name listing for Bridgend and district, from Slaters Directory for 1880.
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You can see the administrative areas in which St Brides Major has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Aerial photograph of Dunraven Iron Age hillfort and remains of Dunraven Castle, 1992 - on the People's Collection Wales site
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS898742 (Lat/Lon: 51.456111, -3.587336), St Brides Major which are provided by:
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Places, villages, farms etc within St Brides Major 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 Gareth Hicks)
- Southerndown (115); Black Rocks; Caves; Glan-y-mor; Sealawn Fm.; Southern-down (village).
- St Brides Major (114); Beacons Down; Blackhall; Bryn Awel; Castle upon Alun; Clemenston Brook; Craig-yr-eos; Croes Antony; Cwm Alun; Cwm Mawr; Dancing Stones; Deer Park; Dunraven Castle; Durfol; Flemings Down; Golf Links; Groes; Groes Gwta; Heol y Milwyr; Heol-y-mynydd; Heol y Slough; Kingshall; Little Norton; Mount Pleasant; Norton Hall; Ogmore (village); Ogmore Castle (in ruins); Ogmore Down; Ogmore (Ogwr) River; Old Castle Down; Old Castle-upon-Alun; Pant; Pant Mari Flanders; Pant St Brides; Pant-y-groes Lodge; Pen-ucha'r-dre; Pen-y-lan; Pitcot; Pitcot Fm.; Pont Alun; Pumping Sta.; Round Cott.; Sealands; Sea Mouth; Slade; Southerndown Rd. Sta.; St Brides Major (village); Sutton; Sutton Quarries; The Flats; Traeth Bach; Trywyn y Witch; Tychau Rhiw-clai; Ty-maen; Ty'n-y-caeau; Vicarage; Whitmore Stairs
- Llampha (113); Llampha; Pentre-hwnt; Tai'r-croes; Tair Croes Down;
The Population of St Brides Major was as follows, and a more detailed breakdown is available.
|1841 - 914||1851 - 807||1861 - 826||1871 - 766||1881 - 674||1891 - 621|