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Glamorgan Archives
Peterston-super-Montem Ecclesiastical Parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 P86CW

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Peterston-super-Montem Ecclesiastical Parish records

Short Title: Peterston-super-Montem Ecclesiastical Parish records

Creation date(s): 1745-1992

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.04 cubic metres (6 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Peterston-super-Montem Ecclesiastical Parish


Administrative/Biographical history: Within the county of Glamorgan there are 125 original parishes, known as 'ancient' parishes. During the 19th century and early 20th century, however, a number of new parishes were established to serve the needs of the county's growing population. These are known as 'modern' parishes and are supplemental to the ancient parishes. The majority of the parishes are within the diocese of Llandaff, served by Llandaff Cathedral. There are a small number, however, on the western and eastern extremities of Glamorgan which are within the dioceses of Swansea and Brecon (established 1923) and Monmouth (established 1921). Peterston-super-Montem is an ancient parish situated approximately six miles north east of Bridgend in the hundred of Newcastle. The parish church, dedicated to St. Peter, was built in 1835 and repaired and reseated in 1882.


Scope and content/abstract: Peterston-super-Montem Ecclesiastical Parish records including registers of baptisms, 1745-1970; marriages, 1755-1970; banns, 1755-1834; burials, 1813-1992


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Peterston-super-Montem 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, 1977


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

Related material: See also P86 (Peterston-super-Montem Civil Parish records)


Note: Bishops transcripts for the years 1721, 1732-5 1737-48, 1750-3, 1755-95, 1797-1848, 1850-1860 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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