Slaters Commercial Directory, 1880.


WICK, with the parishes and villages of Llandow, Marcross and Monknash

Transcribed by Phil Mustoe

WICK is a parish and village in the county of Glamorgan, about 5½ miles from Bridgend, its post town, and the same from Cowbridge; it is in the Bridgend and Cowbridge union and county court district. The Earl of Dunraven is lord of the manor. The church is dedicated to St. James. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of St. Bride's Major, in the gift of the Turberville family. Two other places of woship are a chapel for Baptists, and one for Calvinists; there is also a school on the National system. Population in 1861, 432; in 1871, 384.

LLANDOW, or Llandwr, is a parish, about 5 miles from Bridgend, its post town, union and county court district of Cowbridge. The parish church is the only place of worship in the parish. The living is a rectory, in the patronage of Jesus College, Oxford. Population in 1861, 133 and in 1871, 117

MARCROSS is a small parish, close by the Bristol Channel, and about 2 miles from Wick, and in the same union and county court district as that place; it is about 7 miles from Bridgend, and 8 from Cowbridge. The principal landowners are John Whitlock Stradling Carne, Esq., D.C. L.. Sir Ivor Bertie Guest, Bart, and others. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The living is a rectory, in the patronage of the dean and chapter of Llandaff. There is also a National school. In theparish, at the Nash Point, are town lighthouses, known as the Nash Lights. Population in 1861, 91, and in 1871, 83

MONKNASH is a parish near the sea, about 7 miles from Bridgend, its post town, and 8 from Cowbridge. Alan Cameron Bruce Pryce, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner of the soil. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the lord of the manor. Population in 1861, 141, and in 1871, 103

POSTAL REGULATIONS - Wick, Monknash, Marcross, and Llandow. - Letters for these places arrive from and are despatched to Bridgend, their post town, once daily
The nearest Money Order Office is at Llantwit Major

Gentry & Clergy

Bruce Lewis Knight, Esq., J.P., Monknash
Bruce Rev. William, J.P., Monknash
Edwardes Rev. W. J., The Rectory, Llandow
Jones Rev. Pryce W., The Rectory, Marcross
Jones Rev. Thomas, Wick


National Schools:-
Marcross - Jos. Thompson, master
Wick - Mary Roberts, mistress


In Wick Parish

Bowen Thomas, Broughton
Cooke Thomas & Son, Wick
David Hopkin, Green Isha
David Thomas, Green Isha
Donne James, Wick
Dunn John, Court-y-Manerch
Evans Thomas, Wick
Harry John, Wick
Howells William, Glan-y-mor
Jenkins Benjamin, New Well
John Thomas, Broughton
Lloyd William, Wick
Morgan William, Wick
Preece Evan, West House
Prichard Ann, Green Isha
Thomas David, Monkton
Williams Philemon, Caia Craddock

In Llandow Parish

Hopkin Hopkin, Ty-yncaia
Richards William, Llandow
Thomas David, Sutton
Thomas Mary, Court Newydd
Thomas Robert, Grove Cottage
Thomas William, Llandow
Williams Rees, Llandow

In Marcross Parish

Cooke William, The Llan
Morgan Ann, The Farm
Morgan Evan, Village House
Thomas Edward, Groesol

In Monknash Parish

Alexander Thomas, Monkton East
Donne William, Monkton West
Jones Ann, Mill Farm
Morgan Edward, Clawdd-y-mynach
Thomas Evan, Monknash

Public Houses

Carpenters' Arms, Meyrick John, Wick
Horse Shoe, Bartholomew Jenkins, Marcross
Lamb & Flag, Thos. Llewellyn, Wick
Plough & Harrow, William Howells, Monknash
Royal Oak, Lewis Harry, Wick
Star, John Harry, Wick
Steady Pointer, Wm. Loughor, Wick
Swan, David Loughor, Wick

Shopkeepers, Traders, &c.

Cooke Thomas, Grocer & tailor, and assistant overseer, Wick
David George, miller, Llandow
Harry John, shopkeeper, Wick
Jones Ebenezer, blacksmith, Wick
Jones John, wheelwright, Wick
Jones Joseph, tailor, Llandow
Lewis Rees, tailor, Wick
Llewellyn John, stonemason, Wick
Loughor William, carpenter, Wick
Morgan Howell, brewer, Wick
Thomas Edward, shoemaker, Wick
Thomas William, grocer, Marcross
Thomas William, carpenter, Llandow
Watts George, blacksmith, Monknash
Williams Richard, blacksmith, Wick

Places of Worship and their Ministers

Churches of the Establishment

Holy Trinity, Llandow - Rev. W. J. Edwardes, rector
Holy Trinity, Marcross - Rev. Pryce W. Jones, rector
St James's, Wick - Rev. Thomas Jones, incumbent
St Mary's, Monknash - Rev. W. J. Edwardes, incumbent

Dissenting Chapels

Baptist, Wick - Rev. Titus Lloyd
Methodist (Calvinistic), Wick - Ministers various


The nearest Stations, are Bridgend, on the Great Western Railway, 5½ miles, and Cowbridge, on the Cowbridge and Llantrisant Railway, 6 miles from Wick

Slaters Commercial Directory, Wick, Glamorgan, 1880 [Last Updated : 19 Sept 2002 - Gareth Hicks]