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Penrhiwceiber Ecclesiastical Parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 P200CW

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Penrhiwceiber Ecclesiastical Parish records

Short Title: Penrhiwceiber Ecclesiastical Parish records

Creation date(s): 1883-1986

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.24 cubic metres (50 volumes, 62 papers, 2 files, 5 plans, 1 drawing, and 3 booklets)

Name of creator(s): Penrhiwceiber 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). Penrhiwceiber parish was created from part of Mountain Ash parish in 1897. In 1903 part of Penrhiwceiber parish was made into Matthewstown and Ynysboeth parish.


Scope and content/abstract: Penrhiwceiber Ecclesiastical Parish records including registers of baptisms, 1883-1979; marriages, 1884-1986; burials, 1904-1985; banns, 1884-1985; services, 1883-1981; licences, 1918; records relating to: Churchwardens, 1884-1970; property, 1900-1964; church affairs, 1919-1969; church organisations, 1916-1938; civil and miscelaaneous; 1912-1966


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Penrhiwceiber 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, 1976-1986


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

Related material: See also P192 (Matthewstown and Ynysboeth Ecclesiastical Parish records)


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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