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Penyfai Ecclesiastical Parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 P202CW

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Penyfai Ecclesiastical Parish records

Short Title: Penyfai Ecclesiastical Parish records

Creation date(s): 1904-1958

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.08 cubic metres (10 volumes and 11 papers)

Name of creator(s): Penyfai 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). Penyfai is a modern parish, All Saint's was consecrated as a chapel of ease in the parish of newcastle in 1903 and was made into a separate parish around 1922.


Scope and content/abstract: Penyfai Ecclesiastical Parish records including registers of marriages, 1904-1958; banns, 1904-1962; services, 1903-1947


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Penyfai 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


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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