Cockett, Swansea St. Peter
"COOKETT, formerly a civil parish, formed under the provisions of the “Local Government Act, 1894," with Forest Fach, forms a small village about 3 miles northwest, with a station on the Landore Junction and Carmarthen Junction section of the Great Western railway, and is now, under Local Government Board Provisional Confirmation Order, No. 6, dated August 8th, 1918, part of the county borough of Swansea. St. Peter's is an ecclesiastical parish, formed 23 Aug. 1878; the church, formerly a chapel of ease to St. Mary's, is a plain building of stone, in the Early English style, ... the windows are filled with stained glass: the church was enlarged in 1882 at a cost of £1500, and restored in 1908 at a cost of £1400: there are 600 sittings. The register dates from the year 1860. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £270, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of St. David's and the Board of Patronage, ... The area is 4,430 acres of land, 7 of inland water and 408 of foreshore; the population in 1911 was 8,488, including 138 inmates and 14 officials in Swansea Union Cottage Homes." [From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]
|Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff|
At the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;
- St Peter (Cockett) ecclesiastical parish records "Parish formed from St Mary's in 1878. From it came Waunarlwydd, Swansea St Luke's (Cwmbwrla) and Caereithin. Includes St Illtyd's, Fforestfach (built 1897) and formerly St Deiniol's, Skomer Place, opened 1961, closed c. 1970)."
"Registers (including service and banns registers) 1856-1998; Churchwardens' accounts 1882-1978; Easter Vestry minutes 1920-1974; PCC and Church Council minutes 1909-1976; papers relating to church property and buildings (including deeds and licences) 1855-1857."
The transcription of the section for Cockett from The National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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