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From: "Gareth" <>
Subject: Re: [GLA] Parish boundaries in Rhondda valley.
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 19:59:06 +0100
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Looking at the maps in Kain/Oliver (Historic Parishes of England & Wales
Electronic Map) which do have parish boundaries marked as approximate
overlays, I would say that the River Rhondda did form much of the boundary
line between Llantrisant/Llanwonno parishes in the C19th.
I would have referred you to the online maps on the Vision of Britain site
but it isn't working properly today, seems it's being revamped.

I'm not 100% sure but I would guess from various maps that Hafod and
Tre-Hafod were/are
effectively the same place.

But there is no reason to think that Graigwen, Pantygraigwen and
were *precisely * the same place - the Welsh words 'pant/pen' after all
describes particular,
and different, geographical features.
Having said that, they would all have been in fairly close proximity given
the Craig-Wen commonality.

Registration of BMD events after 1837 were based on registration districts,
not parishes per se

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From: "ken barry" <>
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Sent: Sunday, August 09, 2009 5:53 PM
Subject: [GLA] Parish boundaries in Rhondda valley.

> Hi list members,
> Did any of you reach grade 'A' at geography?
> a.. Can anyone tell me, precisely, the parish boundary between Llanwonno
> and Llantrisant in the mid 1800s? Did it coincide with the centreline of
> the river?
> I am fairly sure my search subject family, MORGAN, had members residing on
> both sides, but very close to the boundary line.
> a.. Would it have been obligatory, then, to register vital events within
> your own parish, or could an informant choose the more convenient place,
> even if it was in the neighbouring parish?
> I have presumed that Hafod and Trehafod are the same place, possibly at
> different periods.
> a.. So, are Graigwen, Pantygraigwen and Pengraigwen, similarly, the same
> place? (all from parish record transcripts.)
> Thanks, in anticipation.
> Ken.

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