Place:Llantwit Fardre, Glamorgan, Wales

NameLlantwit Fardre
Alt namesLlantwit Vardresource: alternate spelling
Church Villagesource: hamlet in parish
Tontegsource: hamlet in parish
Efail Isafsource: Family History Library Catalog
Lantwit-Vairdresource: Family History Library Catalog
Llanilltud Faefrefsource: Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1977) p 148
Llanilltud Faerdresource: Family History Library Catalog
Llanilltyd-Vaerdresource: Family History Library Catalog
Llantwitsource: Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1932) p 435
Llantwit Fardresource: Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1977) p 148
Llantwit-Vairdresource: Family History Library Catalog
Llantwitfardesource: Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1932) p 435
Llantwitt-fardresource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Llantwitvairdresource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.567°N 3.317°W
Located inGlamorgan, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inCaerphilly, Wales     (500 - )
Mid Glamorgan, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales     (1996 - )
See alsoMiskin Hundred, Glamorgan, WalesHundred in which the parish was located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Llantwit Fardre (Welsh: Llanilltud Faerdref) is a large village in an old parish and present-day "community" (or civil parish) situated on the A473, Pontypridd to Bridgend road near the Welsh towns of Pontypridd and Llantrisant. The parish also includes the villages of Tonteg and Church Village. Since 1996 it has been in the principal area of Rhondda Cynon Taf.

The population of the electoral ward of Llantwit Fardre was 6,069 in the UK census of 2011.

Industrialisation began in Llantwit Fardre in the late 17th century with the introduction of stone quarrying and coal mining. With the decline of coal mining the local populace tend to commute to work.

Llantwit Fardre Parish Council was formed under the 1894 Local Government Act and the first meeting was held on 1 January 1895. It continued in this form until 1974 when, on local government re-organisation, Welsh parish councils were re-titled community councils in deference to the disestablishment of the Church in Wales some 60 years earlier.

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.)
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf Library Service provides an historical description of a number of towns and villages in its principal area


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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