Neath-Glamorgan-Images & History

Neath - Glamorgan - A Genealogy in Context

  These pages give some Images and Historical information relating to my home town. Much of this I researched as background information to my study of Family History and will, I trust, give useful information to others researching ancestors in the Neath area.
  The Parish map below shows the "Old" Parishes of the Neath Valley. They all border the Neath river which is about 13 miles long from Briton Ferry to Glynneath at the top of the valley.

   For Images and Histories of the Parish Churches follow the hand.

The Old Parishes of the Neath valley
Neath : Parish Church of St. Thomas St. Thomas`
Llantwit Juxta NeathSt. Illtyd`s
Parish Church of St. Illtyd
Villages: Melincryddan; Cimla; Tonna; Clyne;
Melincourt; Resolven
Cadoxton Juxta NeathSt. Catwg
Parish Church of St. Catwg
Villages : Jersey Marine; Skewen;Neath Abbey;
Cadoxton; Aberdulais; Ynysarwed; Abergarwed;
Glynneath;Crynant; Seven Sisters.
Briton Ferry : Parish Church of St. Mary St. Mary`s

 The locations of the villages of the valley are shown on an enlarged map which also gives the location of many of the burial grounds.

   My research widened to include areas outside the Neath Valley and into the Industries and the areas that my ancestors had worked in and lived in.
 Other Parish Churches :

Baglan - St. Baglan
Merthyr Cynog (BRE) -St. Cynog
Trevethin Church(MON-Pontypool)

 Histories and Images :

Gnoll Estate 
     Mackworth family, the "Ponds", Cascades
     and scenery
Neath Valley and Neath Canal 
     Canal History & images
Neath Town 
   Images & history of the older Town buildings
   The Aqueduct History & Images 
Pant Cemetery (Dowlais) 
    Three images of the cemetery
Newcastle Hill, Bridgend 
    Ivy House school & the Leach family home.
Valley villages & burial grounds 
   Plan showing the villages of each Parish and grid refernces for the Burial Grounds
Neath 19thC Streets
    Map sections showing 19thC streets and name


Neath Abbey Ironworks 
  Images of the remaining buildings and History of 
   the Works
The building of Parson`s Folly 
  Images of the Brynchwyth Bridge and History of
  the Glyncorrwg Railway
Copper  Industry in the Neath Valley 
  Aberdulais, Melincryddan and Neath Abbey
Transcripts & Recordings :

Gnoll Rent Roll 1811
    Names of those renting Gnoll Estate Property 
1779 Fines & Amerciaments
   Town residents who were fined (about 700) of 
Llantwit Cemetery Inscriptions 
     Main names from MI`s from those stones 
     which are accessible
Llantwit Cemetery Plan 
    Plan of churchyard showing positions of stones 
Llantwit    "New"    Cemetery
     Main names from MI`s for some of the older
     - 1898 to 1940`s graves
Neath 19th C Public Houses & Inns 
     Public House name and Landlord
  PCC Wills - Neath
    An index of Wills held at the PRO relating to Neath and the Neath Valleys. 229 of them


  Wagstaffe Tree 
    My own main Wagstaffe line and links to others 
   researching these families.
  Prosser & Owen Family 
   The general background to these families; images
    of the Families.

 My Main Genealogy Site:
Trees, Sources, Family Images  etc.
  This site is hosted at Rootsweb. 

 Links :
Neath Council Tourism Page
Lookup Exchange
Gareth`s Helppage
Glamorgan Family History Society
Genuki Glamorgan Page
Castles of Wales
    Link to Neath Abbey

Neath Canal Boat-trips 2001

              These pages are maintained by G. Brian Wagstaffe of Tonna, Neath, Glamorgan.

My Genealogy Pages can be found at:       Rootsweb
  There you will find pedigrees of my Wagstaffe, Prosser, Price, Griffiths, Owen, Morgan and Jenkins Families with background information illustrating their lives.

This Neath History site is also hosted at :