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Kenfig Hill in the Parishes of Tythegston and Pyle & Kenfig

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"KENFIG. HILL is a hamlet, one mile north-east, partly in this parish and partly in Tythegston, and has a station on the branch of the Great Western railway, from Tondû to Porthcawl. A conventual district was formed in 1919 from the parish of Newcastle, and became a separate parish in 1923: the church is dedicated to St. Theodore and was originally erected as a chapel of ease to Newcastle. The Rev. John Francis L.Div. of St. David's College, Lampeter, who had been curate in charge since 1919, is the first vicar. There is a Congregational chapel, rebuilt in 1880, with 600 sittings; and two Calvinistic Methodist chapels, built in 1850 and 1909."  [From  Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923  (ArchiveCDBooks)  - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]

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Cemeteries

The Glamorgan Family History Society have produced a set of microfiche containing Monumental Inscriptions for the following burial grounds :-

  • Pisgah Welsh Baptist Church

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Theodore's Church, High St, Kenfig Hill

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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 St. Theodore, is in the Benefice of Kenfig Hill, and is in 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 SS840829.

Anglican Parish Registers
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
No Registers have been deposited yet
Non Conformist Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Elim, Congregational - 1899-1970, 1975-1983 - SS 84018322
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Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Kenfig Hill in the Parishes of Tythegston and Pyle & Kenfig which are provided by:

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Directories

Transcript of Pyle, with Sker, Kenfig, Cornelly, Kenfig Hill, and neighbourhoods, from Slaters Directory for 1880.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Kenfig Hill in the Parishes of Tythegston and Pyle & Kenfig has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS836828 (Lat/Lon: 51.532071, -3.679502), Kenfig Hill in the Parishes of Tythegston and Pyle & Kenfig which are provided by:

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Schools

 Mr D.H. Price with his family, Kenfig Hill School - on the People's Collection Wales site