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In 1868, the parish of Laleston contained the following places:

"LALESTON, a parish in the hundred of Newcastle, county Glamorgan, 2 miles W. of Bridgend, its post town, and 10 from Neath. The parish comprises the hamlets of Upper and Lower Laleston, and was given by Richard de Granville to "Lalys," who built Neath Abbey. The village is considerable. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the collieries and ironworks. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage of Newcastle, in the diocese of Llandaff. The church, dedicated to St. Illtyd, has an ancient tower, built by Lalys. The parochial charities produce about £3 per annum. Laleston House is the principal residence."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018