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Hirwaun Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 P181CW

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Hirwaun Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Short Title: Hirwaun Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Creation date(s): 1858-1960

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.08 cubic metres (23 volumes, 15 papers, 1 booklet, 1 card and 1 bundle)

Name of creator(s): Hirwaun Ecclesiastical Parish


Administrative/Biographical history: Hiwaun is a modern parish within the rural deanery of Aberdare in the diocese of Llandaff. St. Lleurwg's church, Hirwaun, was first erected in 1858 as a chapel of ease to Aberdare and was restored in 1884. The ecclesiastical parish of Hirwaun was created in 1886 from the civil parishes of Aberdare in Glamorgan and Penderyn in the county of Brecon.


Scope and content/abstract: Hirwaun Ecclesiastical Parish records including registers of baptisms, 1858-1944; marriages, 1884-1941; banns, 1899-1960; services, 1877-1919; marriages licences, 1919-1957; certificates, 1940-1957; terriers, 1910-1919; churchwardens accounts, 1897-1911; miscellaneous, 1858-1921; church affairs, 1886-1942; church organisations, c1905-1930


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Hirwaun 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, 1978


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.


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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