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Research and Publications

 The Society's magazine Research

For nearly 30 years now, the Society has been producing a series of historical pamphlets for the membership. Mainly detailed farm histories, most of these have been written by Mr Barry Davies. Members and others are encouraged to submit articles to the Research Editor. Since 2000 a new series of research papers has been produced.

Additionally, Society members have produced "snapshots" of local history. These are mini-projects with the results mounted on an A-2 board. A selection of these may be seen by going to Snapshots

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Publications

The Llantrisant and District Local History Society Drop Box.

The Society has gathered a great deal of research on the history of Llantrisant and surrounding district and would like to make this research available to anyone who might be interested. The research has been placed in a Drop Box to make it easy to access. A Drop Box is a cloud storage facility that allows you to access large files without them having to be sent by email. The LADLHS drop box contains:

- The Society's publications going back to 2001. Each volume is indexed to allow you to find the information that you are looking for.

- The Wills and Inventories of the Parish of Llantrisant

- Miscellaneous other pieces of information concerning the history of the Parish.

To access this mine of information all you need to do is email Secretary and we will send you a link to the file. You do not need to have a Drop Box account to view the information.




Published Books



The Freemen and Ancient Borough of Llantrisant

A comprehensive history of the Borough of Llantrisant together with an annotated list of Freemen from 1724 to the admissions in May 1989




Author: J.Barry Davies
Published in 1989, ISBN 0 9514330 0 8
The author holds a few faded copies selling at £ 5 plus £ 2 postage.
Tel: 02920 756 173 or email: johnbarrydavies@btinternet.com


Pontyclun & Talygarn: A History & Topography

Original research into the history of the ancient lordship of Talygarn together with the story of the modern community of Pontyclun from its beginnings following the coming of the South Wales Railway in the 1850s. The book also includes detailed histories of each farmstead in the area which comprises the Broviskin Hamlet of Llantrisant Parish.


Authors: J.Barry Davies, Trefor I. Rees, M.A.K. Duggan
Published in 2002, ISBN 0-9514330-1-6
The author holds a few mint copies selling at £ 5 plus £ 2 postage.
Tel: 02920 756 173 or email: johnbarrydavies@btinternet.com


The Five Hamlets of Llantrisant: The Story of Pre-industrial Llantrisant and its People

A new history of the Ancient Parish of Llantrisant and its people from the earliest times to the first few decades of the 19th century when it was administered in five hamlets, Trane, Castellau, Town, Gelliwion and Broviskin. The same area that, today, comprises the Community Councils of Tonyrefail, Llantrisant and Pontyclun together with Dinas and Cymer in RCT and the Pwll Gwaun area of Pontypridd. The story places the parish in the context of the wider history of the old kingdoms of Morgannwg and Gwent, the lordships of Meisgyn and Glynrhondda of which it formed part, and of the old County of Glamorgan. The author, a native of the neighbouring parish of Pentyrch, has immersed himself in the history of this part of Glamorgan for over 50 years. Since the early 1970s he has been researching the history of almost every farm in the southern parts of the old Meisgyn & Glynrhondda lordship: St y Nill, Llanwensan (part of Peterston-S-Ely), parts of St Fagans, Radyr, Pentyrch, Llantrisant and Llantwit Fardre.

Author: J.Barry Davies
Published in 2002, ISBN 0-9514330-1-6
The author holds a few mint copies selling at £ 5 plus £ 2 postage.
Tel: 02920 756 173 or email: johnbarrydavies@btinternet.com


The History of Lanelay, the Hall and the Estate

The history of the Hall going back 400 years together with about 60 photos and detail of former owners and tenants




Author: Edgeley Thomas
Published in May 2015, ISBN 978-0-9514330-4-1
Priced at £ 11 and copies may be obtained from the author
Tel: 01443 222 798 or email: edgeley.thomas@homecall.co.uk



Brynsadler

The book traces the original settlement of people into the village, the businesses there and an alphabetical list of all residents from early census records up until 1901 as well as selected details of voting lists of residents.


Author: Edgeley Thomas
Published in 2008, ISBN 0-9514330-2-4
The book is now available only in local libraries
Tel: 01443 222 798 or email: edgeley.thomas@homecall.co.uk





Occasional Papers



TITLE AUTHOR DESCRIPTION
Llantrisant Probate, 1605 to 1858
Edited by J.Barry Davies
George T.Clark 1809 to 1898
Rhodri Powell
The Sums We Used to Do
Dr Glyn Johns 11-plus maths of the 1940s
Llantrisant and St Gwynno
J.Barry Davies The Church and its Saint
Castle Farm, St George-Super-Ely J. Barry Davies Visit Notes
The History of Llansannor Court J. Barry Davies Visit Notes
William Williams: who do you think you are? J. Barry Davies How to trace an ancestor
Wills and Inventories of the parish of Llantrisant J. Barry Davies A history of who left what and to whom
Canals, Railways and Docks from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Derek Acock Their story told with text and maps
Flemingston Court J. Barry Davies Visit Notes
Our Local History: A Few Insights Dr Glyn Johns Selected items of our local history
The Death of Mr Evan Griffiths Griffith Evans Evan Griffiths remembered
Sker House J. Barry Davies Visit Notes
Sutton in the Parish of Llandow J. Barry Davies Visit Notes
Capel Llanilltern Church J. Barry Davies and Anthony L. Jones Visit Notes
Llantrisant Town Walkabout J. Barry Davies Visit Notes
Llanfair Fach, Heol St y Nyll, Llanilltern J. Barry Davies Visit Notes
Castellau Fawr J. Barry Davies Visit Notes
Plas Llanmihangel J. Barry Davies Visit Notes
Llanbradach Fawr J. Barry Davies Visit Notes
Abbeycwmhir Hall, Radnorshire J. Barry Davies Visit Notes
Castle Farm, St George-Super-Ely J. Barry Davies Visit Notes
The Secondary School Entrance Examination Mike John The 11+ examination in our area
Cardiff: A Capital Walk Glyn Johns A guided tour of Cardiff
Song of the Earth Glyn Johns Following in the steps of the characters in Cordell's novel
David Davies (1818-1890) Glyn Johns A potted history of this Welsh entrepreneur
Men Who Made Our Local History Glyn Johns et al Influential men in our locality's history
John Speed: Map Maker (1552-1629) Glyn Johns The works and times of John Speed
Death of a Dairymaid (The Tyntyla Mystery) Jeffrey Brown An investigation into a death in Ystrad in 1862
Fonmon Castle J Barry Davies Produced to accompany a visit in June 2017
 

Meisgyn and Glynrhondda research papers
     
Vol I, No.1 J. Barry Davies St y Nill, March 2000
Vol I, No.2 J. Barry Davies Manorial Rentals 1540-1840, July 2000
Vol I, No.3 J. Barry Davies St Fagans in Meisgyn Lordship, November 2000
Vol I, No.4 J. Barry Davies The Marcher Lordship of Talygarn, March 2001
Vol I, No.5 J. Barry Davies Borough Topography: Swan Street, July 2001
Vol I, No.6 J. Barry Davies Copyholds in Llantrisant Parish, plus index to Vol I
     
Vol II, No.1 J. Barry Davies The Pentyrch Ironworks
Vol II, No.2 J. Barry Davies The Borough Boundary
Vol II, No.3 J. Barry Davies Llwyncrwn
Vol II, No.4 J. Barry Davies A Chronicle of Llantrisant
Vol II, No.5 J. Barry Davies Radyr in Meisgyn Lordship
Vol II, No.6 J. Barry Davies Argoed Wlad in Clun Lordship plus index to Vol II
     
Vol III, No.1 Vernon Harding Regeneration (Coedely Colliery) Work and life of a miner
Vol III, No.2 Pat Davies Growing up as a child in the thirties in Tonyrefail
Vol III, No.2 Pat Davies A village tradesman in Tonyrefail
Vol III, No.3 Ray Davies A short working life in Coedely Colliery
Vol III, No.3 J. Barry Davies Castellau
Vol III, No.4 Vernon Harding Growing up in a Welsh Mining Village
Vol III, No.5 J. Barry Davies The Manor of Pentyrch (Part 1)
Vol III, No.6 Noel Israel
J. Barry Davies
In Memoriam: Privates William R. Cox and Ivor Jenkins
Vol III, No.6 Pat Davies Alice Davies, a Welsh Mam (with a hint of Cornwall)
     
Vol IV, No.1 Pat Davies Plas y Nodwydd, Tonyrefail
Vol IV, No.1 J. Barry Davies Pentyrch Copyholds
Vol IV, No.2 J. Barry Davies Reminiscences of the late Mr John Thomas of Tonyrefail
Vol IV, No.2 Diane Patrick Women's work was never done in Coedely
Vol IV, No.2 J. Barry Davies Llantwit Fardre
Vol IV, No.2 J. Barry Davies Fforest Glyn Taf
Vol IV, No.3 Dean Powell The Treorci Male Voice Choir
Vol IV, No.3 J. Barry Davies Coopers, Woodmen and Timber Merchants
Vol IV, No.3 Barbara Phillips Overture, Beginners Please, WNO
Vol IV, No.4 Dean Powell Dr William Price
Vol IV, No.4 Derek Acock The Ely Valley Railway
Vol IV, No.5 Les Roland A Short History of the Pontyclun Chemical Factory
Vol IV, No.5 J. Barry Davies Tylcha and Garth Graban
Vol IV, No.6 Walter D. Jones Tylcha Ganol - the story of a farm and farming family
     
Vol V, No.1 J. Barry Davies The Farms along the Ogwr Fach Boundary: Gilfach Llywelyn, Hendreforgan, Cruglas Mill and Tynewydd
Vol V, No.1 Mrs Mary Williams & J. Barry Davies Families connected with the Bullring Farm, Fanheulog, Maesyfelin and Ynys Maerdy
Vol V, No.2 J. Barry Davies The Lord of Maisgyn's Lands in Llantwit Fadre Parish
Vol V, No.2 J. Barry Davies Margaret Shields
Vol V, No.3 J. Barry Davies Copyhold Tenure of the Manor of Pentyrch & Clun in Llantwit Fadre
Vol V, No.4 Barbara Phillips Residents Against Pollution
Vol V, No.4 J. Barry Davies Lan, Ty Newydd, Drysgoed and Presgoed
Vol V, No.5 J. Barry Davies Pantygored: A Late Medieval Gentry House in Pentyrch
Vol V, No.5 J. Barry Davies RCT Blue Plaque Trail: Llantrisant Section
Vol V, No.6 Derek Acock Aspects of Coal Mining in South Wales
Vol V, No.6 Walter Jones & Barry Hall The Mines Rescue Service, Dinas, Rhondda
Vol V, No.6 Glyn Johns David Davies - Top Sawyer
Vol V, No.6 J. Barry Davies Coal in the pre-industrial economy along the southern outcrop
     
Vol VI, No.1 J. Barry Davies Garth Fawr, Bryn y Menyn and Dyffryn Dowlais
Vol VI, No.2 J. Barry Davies Garth Uchaf, Pentyrch & Garth Isaf, Llantwit Fadre
Vol VI, No.2 J. Barry Davies Efail Isaf & the Carpenter's Arms
Vol VI, No.2 J. Barry Davies Ffrwd Philip Uchaf, Llantwit Fadre & Ffrwd Philip Isaf, Pentyrch
Vol VI, No.2 J. Barry Davies Lanlay alias Bryn Rhydd: a revision note
Vol VI, No.3 J.W.M. Siberry A reflection on a changing world of Mary Griffiths
Vol VI, No.3 Rev. Robert Rickards A rent roll of the borough of Llantrisant from a survey taken in 1782
Vol VI, No.4 Walter D. Jones Roberts Family of Gilfach, Treferig & Bwlch-gwyn Farms
Vol VI, No.4 J. Barry Davies Bwlch-gwyn
Vol VI, No.5 J. Barry Davies Treferig uchaf
Vol VI, No.5 J. Barry Davies Hendresguthan
Vol VI, No.5 J. Barry Davies Ystradbarwig
Vol VI, No.5 J. Barry Davies Thomas Hartshorn - schoolmaster
Vol VI, No.6 J. Barry Davies Tithes & Tithe Maps
Vol VI, No.6 J. Barry Davies Blaen Myddlyn (Cwm and Pentwyn) & Ty Llwyd
     
Vol VII, No.1 Edgeley Thomas The Pontyclun War Memorial
Vol VII, No.2 Edgeley Thomas The History of Lanelay Colliery/Cardiff Navigation Colliery
Vol VII, No.2 J. Barry Davies Tir David Morgan alias Llest in Llantwit Fadre
Vol VII, No.3 J. Barry Davies A National School for Llantrisant Town
Vol VII, No.3 J. Barry Davies The Farms of North-west Llantwit Fadre
Vol VII, No.4 J. Barry Davies Glynrhondda and Ruthyn Lordships and the Manor of Milton alias St John the Baptist
Vol VII, No.4 J. Barry Davies Llanwynno in Glynrhondda Lordship
Vol VII, No.5 J. Barry Davies The Llanwynno Portion of the Manor of Penrhys (Part 1)
Vol VII, No.6 J. Barry Davies The Llanwynno Portion of the Manor of Penrhys (Part 2)
     
Vol VIII, No.1 (1) Glyn Johns Chapels at Ease
Vol VIII, No.1 (2) J. Barry Davies Oliver Cromwell's Ancestry
Vol VIII, No.2 J. Barry Davies Hafodreinog Hamlet
Vol VIII, No.3 J. Barry Davies Hafodreinog Hamlet 3
Vol VIII, No.4 J. Barry Davies Llanwynno: Glyncynon Hamlet Part One
Vol VIII, No.5 J. Barry Davies Llanwynno: Glyncynon Hamlet Part Two
Vol VIII, No.6 J. Barry Davies Glyncynon Hamlet
     
Vol IX, No.1 J. Barry Davies Tir y Gelli, Gelliwrgan, Daerwynno, Nant Trussa & Pistill Golau
Vol IX, No.2 J. Barry Davies Fforest Uchaf, Troedrhiw fforest, Cwm Cynon, Maerdy Bach, Pont Cynon, Lletty'r Turnor, Fforest Isha, Abertafachynon
Vol IX, No.3 J. Barry Davies Maerdy, Llyn Elvarch, Tir Lewis Goch, Rhondda Fechan, Hendrefadog, Dyffryn Safrwch, Tyir Evan Llin Goch, Tir y Vicary/Cynllwyndu
Vol IX, No.4 J. Barry Davies Ystradyfodwg: Home/Penrhys Hamlet