Llangynwyd  Glamorgan


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llangynwyd like this:

LLANGONOYD, or LLANGYNWYD, a parish in Neath and Bridgend districts, Glamorgan; on the upper part of the river Llynvy, and on the Llynvy railway, on which it has a station, 6 miles NNW of Bridgend. It comprises the hamlet of Higher Llangonoyd in Neayh district, and the hamlets of Middle Llangonoyd, Lower Llangonoyd, and Cwmdu in Bridgend district; and it contains the villages of Maesteg and Spelter-Works, each of which has a post office under Bridgend. ...

Acres of Higher L., 6,544. Pop. in 1851,1,496; in 1861, 2,187. Houses, 409. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of the iron and coal trades. Acres of Middle L., 3,076. Pop. in 1851,329; in 1861,324. Houses, 60. Acres of Lower L., 2,027. Pop. in 1851,304; in 1861,337. Houses, 68. Acres of Cwmdu, 3,813. Pop. in 1851,3,350; in 1861,4,154. Houses, 797. The increase of pop. arose from the extension of the iron manufactory. Real property of the parish, £20,921; of which £7,270 are in mines, and £8,903 in iron-works. The surface is hilly. Cevn Udva is an ancient seat of the Mackworths. There are ruins of an old castle, and remains of several ancient camps. The parish was a retreat of Edward II. in his adversity. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelries of Baidan, Maesteg, and Spelter-Works, in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £300. * Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church is dedicated to St. Cynwyd. There are a chapel of ease at Maesteg, several dissenting chapels, a national school, and three British schools. A ruined chapel is in Baidan.

Llangynwyd through time

Llangynwyd is now part of Bridgend district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bridgend has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llangynwyd itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llangynwyd, in Bridgend and Glamorgan | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st February 2020

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