Glyntaff in Llantwit Fardre, Eglwysilan & Llanwonno


"GLYN-TAF, a hamlet, in the parish of EGLWYSILAN, hundred of CAERPHILLY, county of GLAMORGAN, SOUTH WALES, comprising the greater part of the extensive and populous village of Newbridge, and containing 635 inhabitants. It is situated on the left bank of the river Tif, where it is joined by the Rhondda, and affords very fine views up the vale of the latter. The road from Cardiff to Merthyr-Tydvil proceeds here between the river Taf and the Cardiff canal, and within a few yards of both. The bridge called Pont y Prydd, celebrated for the singularity of its architecture, crosses the steep banks of the river Tif at this place, near the village of Newbridge." [A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis 1833 © Mel Lockie 2016]



From Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923 (ArchiveCDBooks) - transcribed by Gareth Hicks

  • The cemetery, at Glyn Taff, is 21 acres in extent, with two mortuary chapels, and is under the control of the Pontypridd Burial Board, formed in 1871 and consisting of 14 members.

Church Records

For full and up-to-date details of their holdings see the sites of Glamorgan Record Office and/or West Glamorgan Archives

The church is dedicated to St. Mary, and is in the Benefice of Glyntaff Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website. The church can be located at grid reference ST085895.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
BaptismsMarriagesBurialsBannsBishops Transcripts
At the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth)

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Glyntaff Ecclesiastical Parish records " .......... including registers of baptisms, 1848-1952; marriages, 1848-1981; burials, 1848-2002; banns, 1904-1948; services, 1907-1939; parochial church council; 1924-1930"

Modern Parishes & Chapels of Ease :-

  • Rhydyfelin (St. Luke) - In the parish of Eglwysilan

The following Religious Institutions are covered in the Mormon International Genealogical Index (IGI) :-

  • Glyntaff, St. Mary - Christenings (BT's), 1848-1875

Description & Travel

Machine Bridge, Glyntaff - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see pictures of Glyntaff in Llantwit Fardre, Eglwysilan & Llanwonno which are provided by:



Transcript of name listing for Pontypridd, and district, from Commercial and Trade Directories, for the years:-

1880(Slaters Directory)




Dr William Price's surgery, Glyntaff - on the People's Collection Wales site (use search box)

Tram outside depot at Glyntaff with group of workers c 1920 - on People's Collection Wales site (use search box)



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST087892 (Lat/Lon: 51.594222, -3.319423), Glyntaff in Llantwit Fardre, Eglwysilan & Llanwonno which are provided by: