Place:Merthyr Mawr, Glamorgan, Wales

NameMerthyr Mawr
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.483°N 3.6°W
Located inGlamorgan, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inMid Glamorgan, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Bridgend (principal area), Wales     (1996 - )
See alsoOgmore Hundred, Glamorgan, Waleshundred in which it was situated
Pen Y Bont Rural, Glamorgan, Walesrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Merthyr Mawr is a village and community (or civil parish) in Bridgend County Borough, Wales. The village is about 2½ miles from the centre of Bridgend town. The community occupies the area west of the Ewenny River, between Bridgend and Porthcawl. Since the introduction of Bridgend County Borough it takes in the settlement of Tythegston and a stretch of coastal sand dunes known as Merthyr Mawr Warren.

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.)

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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