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Tondu in the Parish of Newcastle

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"TONDU is a populous hamlet, 3 miles north from Bridgend, with a station on the Llynvi and Ogmore branch of the Great Western railway; it is also the junction of the Porthcawl and Ogmore branches of the same line. Gas is supplied by North's Navigation Collieries Limited, and water by the Tondu and Aberkenfig Water Supply of the Rural District Council. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels. The extensive coal and coke works here: of North's Navigation Collieries (1889) Limited, and the engineering works of the Great Western Railway Co. employ a large number of hands." [From  Kelly's South Wales Directory 1923  (ArchiveCDBooks)  - transcribed by Gareth Hicks]


Business and Commerce Records

  • Brogden family, ironmasters

1853-82: papers
[National Library of Wales, Department of Manuscripts and Records]


Church Records

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

See Bap/Mar/Bur data on  FreeReg

Chapel of Ease to Newcastle, formed into a parish in 1923.

The church is dedicated to St. John, is in the Benefice of Penyfai with Tondu, and the diocese of Llandaff. Details of the present incumbent of this benefice can be found at the Church in Wales website.

Anglican Parish Registers Held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Baptisms Marriages Burials Banns Bishops Transcripts
1868-1915 1869-1971 1868-1933 - -

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

  • Tondu Ecclesiastical parish records         ". ......... including registers of baptisms, 1868-1915; marriages, 1869-1971; burials, 1868-1933; civil records, 1878-1919"
Non Conformist Registers Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff
Chapel Baptisms Marriages Burials OS Map Ref
Jerusalem, Baptist 1938-1948 - - SS 89278407

Description and Travel

Various landscapes - on the People's Collection Wales site

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Transcript of name listing for Bridgend and district, from Slaters Directory for 1880.



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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Tondu in the Parish of Newcastle has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Photograph of pupils at Tondu Girls School. - on the People's Collection Wales site