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Skewen Ecclesiastical Parish records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 P220CW

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Skewen Ecclesiastical Parish records

Short Title: Skewen Ecclesiastical Parish records

Creation date(s): 1850-2003

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.43 cubic metres, (20 boxes, 14 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Skewen Ecclesiastical Parish


Administrative/Biographical history: Skewen Ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1844 from the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath. St. John's church was consecrated in 1851. The church of St. Mary the Virgin, Pentreffynnon, was erected in 1904 and the mission church at Mooretown erected c1893. All Saints opened in 1948 and closed September 2001.


Scope and content/abstract: Skewen Ecclesiastical Parish records for St John's church, St. Mary the Virgin, Pentreffynnon, All Saints and mission church including registers of banns, 1954-1989; services, 1957-1992; baptisms, 1850-1986; marriages, 1850-2003; burials, 1929-1972; banns, 1951-1961; confirmations, 1889-2004; glebe, 1921; licences, 1905; churchwardens, 1906-1963; parochial church council, 1920-1948, 1951-2004; vestry, 1957-2003; churchyard, 1890-1964; church affairs, 1905; parish magazines, 1914-2007; St John's Sunday School attendance registers, 1911-1919, 1926-1937, 1947-1981; Llandarcy Mission Church and Sunday School register of services, 1959-1974, and Sunday School attendance registers, 1939-1958; accounts, 1955-1993; burial certificates, accounts and notes, 1933-1961; grave list, 1986; photographs and miscellaneous records, 19th century-20th century


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Skewen 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, 1978-2013


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 Record Office finding aids; Williams and Watts-Williams, Confrestri Plwyf Cymru/Parish Registers of Wales, (Aberystwyth, 2000); Revised by A Thynne and L Hunt.

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2006, revised April 2013


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