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ST. ANDREWS MAJOR

In 1868, the parish of St Andrews Major contained the following places:

"ST. ANDREWS MAJOR, a parish in the hundred of Dinas-Powis, in the county of Glamorgan, South Wales, 4 miles to the S.W. of Cardiff. Its name is derived from an ancient fortress of which some walls are still to be seen. It is said to have been built by Jestyn-ap-Gwrgan in the 11th century. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £398, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. In the church is a private chapel and burial-place of the Howel family of Denville.

"DINAS POWYS, (or Denis Powis), a hamlet in the parish of St. Andrews Major, hundred of Cowbridge, in the county of Glamorgan, 2½ miles S. of Llandough. Here are ruins of a castle named after a daughter of the Prince of Powis.

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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