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Place names in Glamorgan

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The original list was of Welsh place names with their English equivalents (not direct translations necessarily) - and some obscure names 
This had been revised and updated by Richard Morgan in 2004; it has no sources shown [but probably some at least based on [PRW]]

That original list  has now been extended to include other place names which have changed in some way over time, these later additions are indicated by an * and are simply shown as alternatives without reference to which version is current - use your browser's Find facility to search both columns.
Some of the entries from  C19th Topographical Dictionaries may look a bit 'Anglicised 'but are included either because they suggest the original  origin or may be the name version being looked for.

The list doesn't include minor spelling variations, a single L for LL or those caused by use of the English K for C. or V for F.

 

Sources/Further References to place names

  • Deric John   [DJ]
  • A Gazetteer of Welsh Place-Names by Elwyn Davies   [Davies]
  • The Place-Names of Wales by Hywel Wyn Owen    [Owen]
  • Parish Registers of Wales     NLW          [PRW]
  • A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel [Lewis] 1833  (on Genuki)         [Lewis]
  • A Topographical Dictionary of The Dominion of Wales by Nicholas Carlisle, London, 1811.      [Carlisle]
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  • West Glamorgan Archive Service for an extensive list of place names in West Glamorgan
  • Glossary of Welsh Place Name Elements - on John Ball's site
  • There is a list of place names in Glamorgan and their parishes on this site

 

 

Welsh
or
Alternative 1*
English
or
Alternative 2*
ParishSource/Comments
    
AberafanAberavonAberavon 
AberbargodAberbargoedGelligaer 

Aberconvoye *

Abercwmboi *
[Cynon Valley]

Aberdare[DJ]
AbercynffigAberkenfigNewcastle 
AberdârAberdareAberdare 

Aberdare Junction  *

Abercynon *

Llanwonno[DJ]
AberddawanAberthawPenmark 
AbergwynfiAfan Vale

Glyncorrwg

 
AberogwrOgmore-by-SeaSt. Brides Major 
AberpennarMountain AshLlanwonno 
AbertaweSwanseaSwansea 

Allen's Town *

Caegarw  *
[Mountain Ash]

Llanwonno[DJ]
As Fach, YrNashLlysworney 
As Fawr, YrMonknashMonknash 
BargodBargoedGelligaer 
Barri, YBarryBarry 

 

Basin *

Abercynon *

Llanwonno[DJ]
Betws Tir Iarll *Betws *Bettws[PRW]
Bewpyr *Bewper / BeaupréSt Hilary[Davies]
Blaendulais *Seven Sisters *Cadoxton juxta Neath[Davies]
Bont-faen, YCowbridgeCowbridge 
Boulston / Bolston *Bonvilston *Bonvilston

[PRW] & [Lewis] - See also Tresimwn

Britwn, Y *Burton *Penmark[Davies]
Brychdwn *Broughton *Wick[Davies]
Bryn Owen *Stalling Down *Llanblethian[Davies]
Caer Tawy *Oystermouth *Oystermouth[Lewis]
Caerau a Threlái *Caerau with Ely *Caerau[PRW]
CaerdyddCardiffCardiff 
CaerffiliCaerphillyEglwysilan 
CasllwchwrLoughorLoughor 
Castell-neddNeathNeath 
Castellnewydd, YNewcastleNewcastle 
Chapel Ilterne *Llanilltern *Llanilltern[Lewis]
Cilâ *Killay *Swansea[PRW]
CilfáiKilveyLlansamlet 
Clun, Y /Clyne *Llwynderw *Oystermouth[PRW]
Cocyd, YCockettSwansea 
Coed Du Church *

Llangrallo *

Coychurch *

Coychurch[Carlisle]

Coedfrank / Coedffranc *

Skewen *Cadoxton-juxta-Neath[Glamorgan list]
CoetyCoityCoity 
Cornel-y-parc *Croes-y-parc *St Nicholas[Davies]
Creunant, YCrynantCadoxton-juxta-Neath 
Crwys, Y *Three Crosses *Llanrhidian[Davies]
Cwm Afan *Afan Vale *

Glyncorrwg

[PRW]
CwmafanCwmavonMichaelston super Avon 
CynffigKenfigPyle & Kenfig 
Ddraenen Wen *Hawthorn *
(Pontypridd)
Llantwit Fardre[Davies]
Drenewydd yn NotaisNewton NottageNewton Nottage 
Dwn-rhefn *Dunraven *St Brides Major[Davies]
Eglwys Fair *St Mary Church *St Mary Church[Carlisle]/[Lewis]
Eglwys Fair y MynyddSt. Mary HillSt Mary Hill 
Eglwys Newydd, YrWhitchurchWhitchurch 
EwenniEwennyEwenny 
Ffont-y-gariFontygaryPenmark 
Ffwl-y-mwnFonmonPenmark 
Ffynnon TafTaffs WellEglwysilanSee also Trelywy
Filltir Aur *Golden Mile *Colwinston[Davies]
Flimston *Flemingston *Flemingston[PRW] & [Lewis] - see also Trefflemin
Gilfach *Gilfach Fargod *Gelligaer[Davies]
Glan-bad *Upper Boat *Eglwysilan[Davies]

 

Glanbradach *

Llanbradach *

Eglwysilan[DJ]
GlandwrLandoreLlangyfelach 

Glanmarlais *

Llanmorlais *
[Penclawdd]
Llanrhidian[DJ]
Glyn-neddGlyn NeathCadoxton-juxta-Neath 
GlynrhedynogFerndaleYstradyfodwg 

Gower Road *

Gowerton *Loughor[DJ]
Great Nash *Monknash *Monknash[Carlisle]
Gwenfô
Gwynva *
WenvoeWenvoe[Lewis]
Gwter FawrBrynaman (Upper/Lower)LlangiwgSee also under CMN
Hengastell, Yr *Oldcastle *
 (Bridgend)
Coity[Davies]

Heol y Felin *

Trecynon *Aberdare[DJ]
LarnogLavernockLavernock+[Lewis]
LecwyddLeckwithLeckwith 
Llan-Arau *Llanharry *Llanharry[Lewis]
Llan-faesLlanmaesLlanmaes 
Llan-Ganna *Llangan *Llangan[Lewis]
Llan-Geinwyr *Llangeinor *Llangeinor[Lewis]
Llan-Genydd *Llangennith *Llangennith[Lewis]
Llan-giwgLlanguick(e)Llangiwg+[Lewis]
Llan-Illtyd-faer-dre *Llantwit Fardre *Llantwit Fardre[Lewis]
Llan-San-Nwr *Llansannor *Llansannor[Lewis]
Llan-tri-saint *
Llantrissent *
Llantrisant *Llantrisant[Lewis]
Llan-y-tair-mairKnelstonKnelston 
Llanbedr-ar-fynyddPeterston-super-montemPeterston Super Montem+[Carlisle]/[Lewis]
Llanbedr-y-FroPeterston-super-ElyPeterston Super Ely 
LlanbydderiLlanbetheryLlancarfan 
LlancatalLlancadleLlancarfan 
LlanddunwydWelsh St. DonatsWelsh St. Donats 
Llandeilo FerwalltBishopstonBishopston+[Lewis]
Llandochau FachLlandough-juxta-PenarthLlandough-juxta-Penarth+[Lewis]
Llandochau,
Llandochau'r Bont-faen 
Llandough-juxta-CowbridgeLlandough-juxta-Cowbridge+[Lewis]
Llandw / Llan-Dwy *
Llan-Dwfr *
LlandowLlandow+[Lewis]/[Carlisle]
LlandudwgTythegstonTythegston 
Llanffa *Lampha *Ewenny[Davies]
Llanfair / Llan-FairSt. Mary ChurchSt. Mary Church 
Llanfihangel-ar-EláiMichaelston-super-ElyMichaelston-super-Ely 
Llanfihangel-y-Bont-faenLlanmihangelLlanmihangel+[Lewis]
Llanfihangel-y-pwllMichaelston-le-PitMichaelston-le-Pit 
Llanfiangel -yn-y-gwaelod *Michaelston-le-Pit *Michaelston-le-Pit[Carlisle]
Llanfihangel-ynys-AfanMichaelston-super-AvonMichaelston-super-Avon 
LlanfleiddanLlanbleddian / LlanblethianLlanbleddian 
Llanfrynach *Penllyn *Penllyn[PRW]
Llangatwg Nedd,
Llangatwg Glyn Nedd
Cadoxton (juxta Neath)Cadoxton-juxta-Neath 
Llangonoyd * / Llangonwd *Llangynwyd *Llangynwyd[Lewis]
LlangralloCoychurchCoychurch+[Lewis]
LlangynyddLlangennithLlangennith 
LlanhariLlanharryLlanharry 
Llanilltud FaerdrefLlantwit FardreLlantwit Fardre 
Llanilltud FawrLlantwit MajorLlantwit Major 
Llanilltud GwyrIlstonIlston 
Llanilltud NeddLlantwit-juxta-NeathLlantwit-juxta-Neath 
Llansanffraid-ar-EláiSt. Brides-super-ElySt. Brides-super-Ely 
Llansanffraid-ar-OgwrSt. Brides MinorSt. Brides Minor 
Llansawel / LlansawylBriton FerryBriton Ferry+ [Lewis]
LlanwynnoLlanwonnoLlanwonno 
LlanyrnewyddPenclawddLlanrhidian 
Llechwedd * / Llech-Wydd *Leckwith *Leckwith[Lewis]
LlwyneliddonSt. LythansSt. Lythans 

Llwyni, Y *

Maesteg *Llangynwyd[DJ]
Llys-faenLisvaneLisvane 
LlyswyrnyLlysworneyLlysworney 
MarcroesMarcrossMarcross 
Mary-cross *Marcross *Marcross[Lewis]
MeisgynMiskinLlantrisant 
Melin Ifan DduBlackmillLlandyfodwg 

Merthyr Myfor *

Merthyr Mawr *Merthyr Mawr[DJ]
Merthyr TudfulMerthyr TydfilMerthyr Tydfil 
MwmbwlsMumblesOystermouth 
Mynachlog NeddNeath AbbeyCadoxton-juxta-Neath 
Mynwent y CrynwyrQuakers YardLlanfabon 
MynyddcynffigKenfig HillTythegston 

Navigation *

Abercynon *Llanwonno[DJ]
Newbridge *Pontypridd *Llantwit Fardre[DJ]
Pant-yr-ych *Pentyrch *Pentyrch[Carlisle]
Pen Pyrod *Worms Head *Rhossili[Davies]
Pen-arth *Pennard *Pennard[Lewis]
Pen-dar *Margam *Margam[Lewis]
Pen-Clawdd *Llanyrnewydd *Llanrhidian[PRW]
Pen-marcPenmarkPenmark 
Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr *Bridgend *Coity[Owen]
PendeulwynPendoylanPendoylan+[Lewis]
Pengelli-ddrain *Grovesend *Llandeilo Tal-y-bont[Davies]
Pentrepoeth *Treforgan *
Morganstown *
Radyr[Davies]
Pîl a ChynffigPyle & KenfigPyle And Kenfig 

Pont y Clown *

Pont y Clun *Llantrisant[DJ]
PontneddfechanPontneathvaughanCadoxton-juxta-Neath 
Porth-Einion *Port Eynon *Port Eynon[Lewis]
PorthceriPorthkerryPorthkerry 
RadurRadyrRadyr 
Rhaiadr / Rhaiadar *Radyr *Radyr[Lewis]/[Carlisle]
Rhath, YRoathRoath+[Lewis]
Rhos-Sulwy *Rhossili *Rhossili[Lewis]
Rhudd-dre *Rudry *Rudry[Carlisle]
Rhws, Y *Rhoose *Penmark[Davies]
Rhydfelen *Rhyd-y-felin *Eglwysilan[Davies]
RhydriRudryRudry 
RhymniRhymneyGelligaer 

Rotheney *

Rhondda *Various[DJ]
Sain DunwydSt. Donat'sSt. Donats 
Sain FfaganSt. FagansSt. Fagans 
Sain NicolasSt. NicholasLlanmaes 
Sain SiorysSt. George-super-ElySt. George Super Ely 
Sain TathanSt. AthanSt. Athan 
Saint AndrasSt. Andrews MajorSt. Andrews Major 
Saint HilariSt. HilarySt. Hilary 
Saint-y-bridSt. Brides MajorSt. Brides Major 
Sblot, YSplottRoath 
SgetiSkettySwansea 
SgiwenSkewenCadoxton-juxta-Neath 
SiliSullySully 
SilstwnGilestonGileston 
Tal-y-garnTalygarnTalygarn 
Thaw *Llansannor *Llansannor[Lewis]
Tre-gwyrGowertonLoughor 
TrebannwsTrebanosLlangyfelach 
TrebeferedBovertonLlantwit Major 
TreffleminFlemingstonFlemingston 
TreforysMorristonLlangyfelach 
Treganna or CantwnCantonCanton 

Tregantllo *

Tregawntlo *

Candleston *Merthyr Mawr[Davies]

Tregatwg

Cadoxton (juxta Barry)

Cadoxton-juxta-Barry 
Treglement *Clemenston *St Andrews Minor[Davies]
TregolwynColwinstonColwinston 
Trehopcyn *Hopkinstown *Llanwonno[Davies]
TreláiElyLlandaff 
TrelalesLalestonLaleston 
Trelywy *Ffynnon Taf *Eglwysilan[PRW]
TreorciTreorchyYstradyfodwg 
TresalemRobertstownAberdare 
TresiginSiginstoneLlantwit Major 
TresimwnBonvilstonBonvilston 
TrewallterWalterstonLlancarfan 
TrewiliamWilliamstownLlantrisant 
Trwyn Larnog *Lavernock Point *Lavernock[Davies]
TyllgoedFairwaterLlandaff 
Wenni, Y *Ewenny *Ewenny[Lewis]
Wig, YWickWick 
Ynysowen *Merthyr Vale *Merthyr Tydfil[Davies]
Ynys y Barri *Barry Island *Barry[Davies]
Yr-yw-dre *Rudry *Rudry[Lewis]
Ystradyfodwg *Ystrad Rhondda *Ystradyfodwg[Davies]
YstumllwynarthOystermouthOystermouth 

 

[Last Updated : 5 Sept 2013 - Gareth Hicks]