Tondu Ecclesiastical Parish Records

Scope and Content

Including registers of baptisms, 1868-1915; marriages, 1869-1971; burials, 1868-1933; Vestry minutes, 1878-2001; registers of services, 1952-1993; Parochial Church Council minutes, 1993-2001; Mothers' Union records, c1987-2001 and records of St Thomas' Church, Coytrahen, 1935-1999; collection books, 1957-1971.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tondu was a modern parish within the diocese of Llandaff situated 3 miles north of Bridgend in the hundred of Ogmore. It was created from Newcastle parish in 1923. The parish church of St John's is situated in Aberkenfig. A mission church in Coytrahen was formed in 1896 and dedicated to St Thomas in 1935, this closed in 1999. In 2002 Tondu Parish merged with St Brides Minor and Bettws to form the Parish of St Brides Minor with Bettws with Aberkenfig, which then changed its name in 2004 to Llansantffraid, Bettws and Aberkenfig (referred to as LBA in some records).


Tondu Ecclesiastical parish records arranged by item

Access Information

No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the incumbent, 1976 and 2017.


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);

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A detailed catalogue is available online.

Alternative Form Available

Originals held at the Glamorgan Record Office

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Hannah Price for the Glamorgan Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records offered have been accepted and listed

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the depositor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.


Accruals are possible

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Location of Originals

Originals held at the Glamorgan Record Office