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Blaengarw Ecclesiastical Parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 P144CW

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Blaengarw Ecclesiastical Parish records

Short Title: Blaengarw Ecclesiastical Parish records

Creation date(s): c1895-c1984

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.04 cubic metres, (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Blaengarw Ecclesiastical Parish


Administrative/Biographical history: Blaengarw lay originally in the ancient parish of Llangeinor in the Garw valley. In 1899, a new parish of Garw valley was created, which included Pontycymmer, Blaengarw and Pontyrhyl. Blaengarw was subsequently constituted as a separate parish in 1920, but rejoined the Garw valley parish to become Potnycymmer and Blaengarw in 1950. In 2004 the parish of Garw Valley was combined with Llangeinor to form the united parish of Llangeinor and the Garw Valley. The Church of St. James, Blaengarw was opened in 1890 and closed for worship in 2004.


Scope and content/abstract: Blaengarw Ecclesiastical Parish records including registers of banns; parish county council minutes; Blaengarw parish magazine no. 1, 1935


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Blaengarw 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 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: Depoisted by the incumbent, 2005


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

Related material: See also P206CW (Garw Valley/Pontycymmer Ecclesiastical Parish records)


Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Archives 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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