Place:Pentyrch, Glamorgan, Wales

Alt namesPen-tyrchsource: Family History Library Catalog
Pen Tyrchsource: spelling variation
Pen-Tyrchsource: spelling variation
Castlesource: hamlet in parish
Garth in Pentyrchsource: hamlet in parish
Groes Faensource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Community, Suburb
Coordinates51.529°N 3.297°W
Located inGlamorgan, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inMid Glamorgan, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Cardiff (principal area), Wales     (1996 - )
See alsoMiskin Hundred, Glamorgan, WalesHundred in which the parish was located
source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: There is also a small village named Pentyrch near Llanfair in Monmouthshire.
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Pentyrch is a community (or civil parish) located on the western outskirts of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. The village gives its name to a Cardiff local authority electoral ward, Pentyrch, which covers the village and surrounding area. Welsh-speakers make up 20% of the town's population, making it the most Welsh-speaking district in the capital.

Pentyrch became part of the Cardiff (principal area) in 1996, having been previously (1974-1996) in Mid Glamorgan. Cardiff was situated in South Glamorgan during the same period.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Pentyrch from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"PENTYRCH, a parish in Cardiff [registration] district, Glamorgan; near the river Taff, 1½ mile S W of Walnut-Tree-Junction [railway] station, and 6½ N W of Cardiff. It comprises the hamlets of Castle and Garth; and has a post-office under Cardiff. Acres: 3,975. Real property: £5,521; of which £1,816 are in mines, and £344 in railways. Population in 1851: 1,599; in 1861: 2,110. Houses: 439. The property is divided among a few. The rocks include lime-stone, iron ore, and coal; and there are ironworks and collieries. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff. Value: £113. Patron: alternately the Bishop of Llandaff and the Dean and Chapter. The church is good; and there are charities £12."

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Glamorgan Lots of leads to other sources and descriptions of former parishes.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki on Glamorgan has recently been updated (early 2016) and looks remarkably like Wikipedia. Their map "Glamorgan Parish Map.jpg" enlarges to show all the original parishes. The sub-section "Parishes of Historic Glamorgan" lists all the parishes of Glamorgan and the newer preserved counties and principal areas in both English and Welsh. (Currently this website is still under construction.)
  • [ Pentyrch & District Local History Society}


The first three maps are provided by A Vision of Britain through Time

These maps were found on Wikimedia Commons

These maps of Glamorgan post-1974 were found on another site and are very useful for sorting out the up-to-date geography of the area

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