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Glamorgan Archives
Neath Ecclesiastical Parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 P76CW

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Neath Ecclesiastical Parish records

Short Title: Neath Ecclesiastical Parish records

Creation date(s): 1692-c1989

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.12 cubic metres (48 volumes, 1 booklet and 1 photograph)

Name of creator(s): Neath Ecclesiastical Parish


Administrative/Biographical history: Neath is an ancient parish within the rural deanery of Upper Groneath in the diocese of Llandaff. It is situated in the Vale of Neath and stretches from Tonna in the north to Swansea Bay in the south. The church of St. Thomas has been in existance since Norman times, while the church of St. David was built in 1866.


Scope and content/abstract: Neath Ecclesiastical Parish records including registers of the churches of St Thomas and St Davids of baptisms, 1692-1902; marriages, 1694-1896; burials, 1692-1898; miscellaneous parish records, c1989


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Neath Ecclesiastical Parish records arranged by item

Conditions governing access: No Restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue 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, 1989


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 Archive Service


Note: Bishops transcripts for the years 1721, 1723-1861, 1866-8 held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth; Microfiche copy of Bishops transcripts held at the Glamorgan Record Office

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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