Place:Glamorgan, Wales

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NameGlamorgan
Alt namesGlywisingsource: Wikipedia, name of ancient kingdom of Wales
Morgannwgsource: Glamorgan in Welsh
Glamorganshiresource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984); Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 445
TypeHistoric county
Located inWales     ( - 1974)
See alsoMid Glamorgan, Walespreserved county 1974-1996
South Glamorgan, Walespreserved county 1974-1996
West Glamorgan, Walespreserved county 1974-1996
Contained Places
Borough (county)
Cardiff ( - 1974 )
Merthyr Tydfil ( - 1974 )
Swansea ( - 1974 )
Borough (municipal)
Aberfan ( - 1974 )
Barry ( - 1974 )
Cowbridge ( - 1974 )
Neath ( - 1974 )
Port Talbot ( - 1974 )
Rhondda ( - 1974 )
Cemetery
Cheriton ( - 1974 )
Rhosili ( - 1974 )
Chapelry
Bargoed ( - 1974 )
Briton Ferry ( - 1974 )
Civil parish
Aberdare ( - 1974 )
Baglan ( - 1974 )
Bargoed ( - 1974 )
Barry ( - 1974 )
Bettws near Bridgend ( - 1974 )
Birchgrove ( - 1974 )
Bishopston ( - 1974 )
Blaen Gwrach ( - 1974 )
Blaenhonddan ( - 1974 )
Bonvilston ( - 1974 )
Bridgend ( - 1974 )
Briton Ferry ( - 1974 )
Burry
Cadoxton juxta Barry ( - 1974 )
Caerphilly ( - 1974 )
Canton ( - 1974 )
Cilybebyll ( - 1974 )
Clun ( - 1974 )
Clydach (near Swansea) ( - 1974 )
Clydach Vale ( - 1974 )
Coedffranc ( - 1974 )
Coety ( - 1974 )
Cogan
Colwinston ( - 1974 )
Coychurch ( - 1974 )
Cymmer ( - 1974 )
Dowlais ( - 1974 )
Dulais Valley ( - 1974 )
Dyffrynclydach near Neath ( - 1974 )
Dylais Higher ( - 1974 )
Dylais Lower ( - 1974 )
Eglwys Brewys
Eglwysilan ( - 1974 )
Ely ( - 1974 )
Ewenny ( - 1974 )
Fairwater ( - 1974 )
Ferndale ( - 1974 )
Flemingston ( - 1974 )
Gabalfa
Gelli gaer ( - 1974 )
Gileston ( - 1974 )
Glyncorrwg ( - 1974 )
Gowerton ( - 1974 )
Kenfig ( - 1974 )
Laleston ( - 1974 )
Lavernock
Lecwith
Lisvane ( - 1974 )
Llan giwg ( - 1974 )
Llanblethian ( - 1974 )
Llancarfan ( 300 - 1974 )
Llandaff ( 100 - 1974 )
Llandyfodwg ( - 1974 )
Llandŵ ( - 1974 )
Llanedeyrn
Llanfabon ( - 1974 )
Llanfeuthin
Llangan ( - 1974 )
Llangeinor ( - 1974 )
Llangyfelach ( - 1974 )
Llangynwyd ( - 1974 )
Llanharan ( - 1974 )
Llanhari ( - 1974 )
Llanilid ( - 1974 )
Llanilltern
Llanilltud Nedd ( - 1922 )
Llanishen ( - 1974 )
Llanmaes
Llanmihangel ( - 1974 )
Llansamlet ( - 1974 )
Llansannor ( - 1974 )
Llantrisant ( - 1974 )
Llantwit Fardre ( - 1974 )
Llantwit Major ( - 1974 )
Llanwonno ( - 1974 )
Llwynypia ( - 1974 )
Llyswyrny ( - 1974 )
Maesteg ( - 1974 )
Marcroes ( - 1974 )
Margam ( - 1974 )
Merthyr Mawr ( - 1974 )
Merthyr Tydfil ( - 1974 )
Michaelston le Pit ( - 1974 )
Michaelston super Avan ( - 1974 )
Michaelston super Ely ( - 1974 )
Morriston ( - 1974 )
Mountain Ash ( - 1974 )
Neath Higher ( - 1974 )
Neath Lower ( - 1974 )
Neath ( - 1974 )
Newcastle ( - 1974 )
Newton Nottage
Oystermouth ( - 1974 )
Pen llin
Penarth ( - 1974 )
Pencoed ( - 1974 )
Pendeulwyn
Pentre ( - 1974 )
Pentyrch ( - 1974 )
Penydarren ( - 1974 )
Penygraig ( - 1974 )
Peterston super Ely ( - 1974 )
Peterston super Montem
Pontardulais ( - 1974 )
Pontypridd ( - 1974 )
Port Eynon ( - 1974 )
Port Talbot ( - 1974 )
Porth ( - 1974 )
Porthceri
Pyle ( - 1974 )
Radyr ( - 1974 )
Resolven ( - 1974 )
Rhigos ( - 1974 )
Rhondda ( - 1974 )
Rhossili ( - 1974 )
Roath ( - 1974 )
Rudry
Rumney ( 1938 - 1974 )
St. Andrew's Minor ( - 1974 )
St. Andrews Major
St. Athan ( - 1974 )
St. Bride's Major ( - 1974 )
St. Bride's Minor ( - 1974 )
St. Donats ( - 1974 )
St. Hilary ( - 1974 )
St. Mary Church
St. Mary Hill
Taff's Well ( - 1974 )
Tonna ( - 1974 )
Treharris ( - 1974 )
Treherbert ( - 1974 )
Treorchy ( - 1974 )
Tylorstown ( - 1974 )
Tythegston ( - 1974 )
Van ( - 1974 )
Welsh St. Donats ( - 1974 )
Whitchurch ( - 1974 )
Wick ( - 1974 )
Ynyshir ( - 1974 )
Yr As Fawr ( - 1974 )
Ystrad Rhondda ( - 1974 )
Ystradowen ( - 1974 )
Hamlet
Coedffranc ( - 1974 )
Dyffrynclydach near Neath ( - 1974 )
Llanfedw ( - 1974 )
Rhigos ( - 1974 )
Hundred
Afan Commute
Caerphilly Hundred
Cibwr Commute
Cowbridge Hundred
Dinas Powys Hundred
Glynogwr Commute
Glynrhondda Commute
Gwyr Commute
Is Caeach Commute
Kibbor Hundred
Llangyfelach Hundred
Llangynwyd Commute
Meisgyn Commute
Miskin Hundred
Neath Commute
Neath Hundred
Newcastle Hundred
Ogmore Hundred
Swansea Hundred
Uwch Caeach Commute
Inhabited place
Aberavon ( - 1974 )
Abercynffig
Abercynon ( - 1974 )
Aberddawan East
Abergwynfi ( - 1974 )
Brackla ( - 1974 )
Cardiff ( - 1974 )
Cowbridge ( - 1974 )
Cwm-du ( - 1974 )
Cwmtwrch ( - 1974 )
Cyfarthfa ( - 1974 )
Dinas Powys ( - 1974 )
Dyffryn ( - 1974 )
Dylais Lower ( - 1974 )
Ewenny ( - 1974 )
Ewenny ( - 1974 )
Gelli-benuchel
Gilfach
Glynneath ( - 1974 )
Gorseinon ( - 1974 )
Hirwaun ( - 1974 )
Hopkinstown ( - 1974 )
Llanmadog ( - 1974 )
Llanrhidian ( - 1974 )
Llanrumney ( 1938 - 1974 )
Llantrisant ( - 1974 )
Llantrithyd ( - 1974 )
Llantwit Major ( - 1974 )
Llwynypia ( - 1974 )
Loughor ( - 1974 )
Maerdy ( - 1974 )
Mumbles ( - 1974 )
Nantgarw
Neath ( - 1974 )
Ogmore Vale ( - 1974 )
Ogmore by Sea ( - 1974 )
Ogmore ( - 1974 )
Oxwich ( - 1974 )
Pencoed ( - 1974 )
Pentyrch ( - 1974 )
Pontardawe ( - 1974 )
Pontardulais ( - 1974 )
Pontycymer ( - 1974 )
Porth ( - 1974 )
Porthcawl ( - 1974 )
Rheola
Rhoose ( - 1974 )
Rhydfelin
Senghenydd
Sketty ( - 1974 )
Skewen ( - 1974 )
St. Fagans ( - 1974 )
Sully ( - 1974 )
Swanbridge ( - 1974 )
Swansea ( - 1974 )
Thornhill ( - 1974 )
Tondu ( - 1974 )
Tonypandy ( - 1974 )
Tonyrefail ( - 1974 )
Treforest
Treorchy ( - 1974 )
Wenvoe ( - 1974 )
Ynyshir ( - 1974 )
Ynysybwl ( - 1974 )
Ystalyfera ( - 1974 )
Locality
Sger ( - 1974 )
Parish (ancient)
Aberdare ( - 1974 )
Baglan ( - 1974 )
Barry ( - 1974 )
Bettws near Bridgend ( - 1974 )
Blaen Gwrach ( - 1974 )
Bonvilston ( - 1974 )
Cadoxton juxta Barry ( - 1974 )
Cadoxton juxta Neath ( - 1974 )
Cardiff St. John and St. Mary
Clun ( - 1974 )
Coety ( - 1974 )
Cogan
Colwinston ( - 1974 )
Coychurch ( - 1974 )
Dyffrynclydach near Neath ( - 1974 )
Eglwys Brewys
Eglwysilan ( - 1974 )
Flemingston ( - 1974 )
Gelli gaer ( - 1974 )
Gileston ( - 1974 )
Glyncorrwg ( - 1974 )
Kenfig ( - 1974 )
Laleston ( - 1974 )
Lavernock
Lecwith
Lisvane ( - 1974 )
Llan giwg ( - 1974 )
Llanblethian ( - 1974 )
Llancarfan ( 300 - 1974 )
Llandaff ( 100 - 1974 )
Llandyfodwg ( - 1974 )
Llandŵ ( - 1974 )
Llanedeyrn
Llanfabon ( - 1974 )
Llanfeuthin
Llangan ( - 1974 )
Llangeinor ( - 1974 )
Llangyfelach ( - 1974 )
Llangynwyd ( - 1974 )
Llanharan ( - 1974 )
Llanhari ( - 1974 )
Llanilid ( - 1974 )
Llanilltern
Llanilltud Nedd ( - 1922 )
Llanishen ( - 1974 )
Llanmaes
Llanmihangel ( - 1974 )
Llansamlet ( - 1974 )
Llansannor ( - 1974 )
Llantrisant ( - 1974 )
Llantwit Fardre ( - 1974 )
Llantwit Major ( - 1974 )
Llanwonno ( - 1974 )
Llyswyrny ( - 1974 )
Marcroes ( - 1974 )
Margam ( - 1974 )
Merthyr Mawr ( - 1974 )
Merthyr Tydfil ( - 1974 )
Michaelston super Avan ( - 1974 )
Michaelston super Ely ( - 1974 )
Neath ( - 1974 )
Newcastle ( - 1974 )
Oystermouth ( - 1974 )
Pen llin
Penarth ( - 1974 )
Pendeulwyn
Pentyrch ( - 1974 )
Peterston super Ely ( - 1974 )
Peterston super Montem
Porthceri
Pyle ( - 1974 )
Radyr ( - 1974 )
Resolven ( - 1974 )
Rhondda ( - 1974 )
Roath ( - 1974 )
Rudry
Rumney ( 1938 - 1974 )
St. Andrew's Minor ( - 1974 )
St. Andrews Major
St. Athan ( - 1974 )
St. Bride's Major ( - 1974 )
St. Bride's Minor ( - 1974 )
St. Hilary ( - 1974 )
St. Mary Church
St. Mary Hill
Tonna ( - 1974 )
Tythegston ( - 1974 )
Van ( - 1974 )
Welsh St. Donats ( - 1974 )
Whitchurch ( - 1974 )
Wick ( - 1974 )
Yr As Fawr ( - 1974 )
Ystradowen ( - 1974 )
Registration district
Bridgend Registration District ( 1837 - 1970 )
Cardiff Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
East Glamorgan Registration District ( 1935 - 1974 )
Gower Registration District ( 1858 - 1934 )
Llanelly Registration District ( 1837-1934 - )
Merthyr Tydfil Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Mid Glamorgan Registration District ( 1970 - 1974 )
Neath Registration District ( 1837 - 1970 )
Newport Registration District ( 1837 - 1896 )
Pontardawe Registration District ( 1875 - 1934 )
Pontypridd Registration District ( 1863 - 1974 )
Swansea Registration District ( 1863 - 1974 )
West Glamorgan Registration District ( 1935 - 1974 )
Rural district
Cardiff Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Cowbridge Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Gelligaer and Rhigos Rural ( 1894 - 1908 )
Gower Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Gower ( - 1974 )
Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Neath Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Pen Y Bont Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Pontardawe Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Swansea Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Settlement
Llwchwr ( - 1974 )
Porthcawl ( - 1974 )
Suburb
Brackla ( - 1974 )
Cathays ( - 1974 )
Ely ( - 1974 )
Gabalfa
Lisvane ( - 1974 )
Llanishen ( - 1974 )
Margam ( - 1974 )
Pentyrch ( - 1974 )
Township
Blaenhonddan ( - 1974 )
Canton ( - 1974 )
Ely ( - 1974 )
Fairwater ( - 1974 )
Gabalfa
Pencoed ( - 1974 )
Resolven ( - 1974 )
Tythegston ( - 1974 )
Unknown
Aberpergwm
Allt-wen
Berth lwyd
Bon y maen
Boverton
Brombil
Brynmenyn
Caerau
Castellau
Cefncribwr
Cibwr
Clas
Dinas
Dulais
Dwnrhefn
Fochriw
Fon-mon
Gelli-Benuchel
Glanyllyn
Glyn-taf
Glynogwr
Groesfaen
Hensol
Ilston
Kenfig Hill
Killay
Kilvey
Knelston
Llanbradach
Llanbydderi
Llandaf
Llanddewi
Llandeilo Tal-y-bont
Llandochau Fach
Llandochau
Llanenewyr
Llanfrynach
Llangennith
Maesycwmmer
Merthyr Dyfan
Nantyfyllon
Nash
Neath Middle
Nelson
Nicholaston
Pen-maen
Pen-marc
Pen-rhys
Pen-y-fai
Penderi
Penlle'r-gaer
Pennard
Penyrheol
Pontlotyn
Reynoldston
Rhiwbina
Rhiwceiliog
Rhyd-y-gwern
Rhydyfro
Rhyndwyglydach
Siginston
Southerndown
St. Brides super Ely
St. George super Ely
St. John's
St. Lythan's
St. Nicholas
St. Thomas
Stembridge
Tai-bach
Tongwynlais
Tre-os
Treboeth
Troed-y-rhiw
Twyn-yr-Odyn
Ynysymwn
Urban district
Aberdare Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Barry Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Bridgend Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Briton Ferry Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Caerphilly Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Gelli Gaer Urban District ( 1908 - 1974 )
Glyncorrwg Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Llwchwr Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Maes Teg Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Margam Urban District ( 1894 - 1921 )
Merthyr Tydfil Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Mountain Ash Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Ogmore and Garw Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Oystermouth Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Penarth Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Pont y Pridd Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Porthcawl Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
Rhondda Urban District ( 1894 - 1974 )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Glamorgan or, sometimes, Glamorganshire (Welsh: Morgannwg or Sir Forgannwg) is one of the thirteen historic counties of Wales and a former administrative county of Wales. It was originally an early medieval petty kingdom of varying boundaries known as Glywysing until taken over by the Normans as a lordship.

In 1974 Glamorgan was reorganized into three preserved counties named Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan and West Glamorgan. The name also survives in that of Vale of Glamorgan, a modern county borough.

Although initially a rural and pastoral area of little value, the area that became known as Glamorgan was a conflict point between the Norman lords and the Welsh princes, with the area being defined by a large concentration of castles. After falling under English rule in the 16th century, Glamorgan became a more stable county, and exploited its natural resources to become an important part of the Industrial Revolution. Glamorgan was the most populous and industrialised county in Wales, and was once called the "crucible of the Industrial Revolution," as it contained the world centres of three metallurgical industries and its rich resources of coal.

The county of Glamorgan comprised several distinct regions: the industrial valleys, the agricultural Vale of Glamorgan, and the scenic Gower Peninsula. The county was bounded to the north by Breconshire or Brecknockshire, on the east by Monmouthshire, on the south by the Bristol Channel, and on the west by Carmarthenshire and Carmarthen Bay. Its total area was 2,100 km2 (811 sq mi), and the total population of the three preserved counties of Glamorgan in 1991 was 1,288,309. From 1974 Glamorgan contained two cities, Cardiff, the county town and from 1955 the capital city of Wales, and Swansea. The highest point in the county is Craig y Llyn which is situated near the village of Rhigos in the Cynon Valley.

Contents

Early history

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Glywising.

History

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Glamorgan. The section entitled "County of Glamorgan", which follows a long history of the mediavel period, discusses the industrial and economic growth of the county from its establishment in 1536 onward.

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.

Maps

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

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Glamorgan. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.