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Aberavon Ecclesiastical Parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 P68CW

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Aberavon Ecclesiastical Parish records

Short Title: Aberavon Ecclesiastical Parish records

Creation date(s): 1747-1957

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.08 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Aberavon Ecclesiastical Parish


Administrative/Biographical history: Aberavon is an ancient parish within the westren division of the rural deanery of Upper Groneath in the diocese of Llandaff. It is situated south east of Neath on the bank of the river Avon near its entrance into Swansea Bay on the coast of the Bristol Channel. The parish church is dedicated to St. Mary and was rebuilt in 1860 on the site of the old parish church.


Scope and content/abstract: Aberavon Ecclesiastical Parish records including registers of baptisms, 1748-1948; marriages, 1747-1947; burials, 1747-1955; records relating to: churchwardens, 1928-1957


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Aberavon Ecclesiastical Parish records

Conditions governing access: No Restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catallogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the incumbent, 1976-1993


Existence and location of originals: Originals held at the Glamorgan Archives

Existence and location of copies: Facsimiles of parish registers available for public use at the Glamorgan Archives. Facsimiles of parish registers also held at West Glamorgan Archives. Service

Related material: See also P68 (Aberavon Civil Parish records)


Note: Bishops transcripts for the years 1696, 1721-1861, 1863-9 held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth; Microfiche copy of Bishops transcripts held at the Glamorgan Archives.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Williams and Watts-Williams, Confrestri Plwyf Cymru/Parish Registers of Wales, (Aberystwyth, 2000);

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2006


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