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Southerndown in the Parish of St Brides Major

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"SOUTHERNDOWN is a small seaside watering place, on the Bristol Channel, in this parish, 5 miles south from Bridgend, and 2½ from Southerndown Road station on the Great Western railway. There is a Church of England mission room, and an 18-hole golf course on Ogden Down. The Dunraven Hotel is now the “Rest,’ Southerndown, in connection with the “Rest,’ Porthcawl; it has 60 beds for women and children." [From  Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923  (ArchiveCDBooks)  - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]



An index to the book St. Brides Major, Southerndown & Ogmore by Sea, A chronicle of a parish in the Vale of Glamorgan, by Stanley W. Bevan [1980], has been provided by Pat Grimes


Church Records

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

The church is dedicated to All Saints, 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 SS883739.

Anglican Parish Registers
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Description and Travel

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

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Transcript of name listing for Bridgend and district, from Slaters Directory for 1880.



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

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Historical Geography

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