Cadoxton Juxta Neath  Glamorgan


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Cadoxton Juxta Neath like this:

CADOXTON, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict in Neath district, Glamorgan. The village stands on the Sarn-Helen Roman way and the river Neath, adjacent to the Neath canal and the Vale of Neath railway, ½ a mile N of Neath; and is within Neath borough. The parish includes the hamlets of Blaenhonddan, Dyffryn-Clydach, Coedfrank, Ynis-y-mond, Upper Dylais, Lower Dylais, Lower Neath, Middle Neath, and Upper Neath; and extends about 15 miles from Briton-Ferry to Pont-Neath-Vaughan. ...

Post Town, Neath. Acres, 32,060; of which 905 are water. Real property, £49,268; of which £22,891 are in mines, and £4,800 in iron-works. Pop. in 1841, 5,794; in 1861, 8,209. Houses, 1,600. The property is subdivided. The surface is hilly, and displays much fine scenery. Aberpergwm, the seat of the Williams family, is remarkably picturesque. Ynis-las, Cadoxton Lodge, and Cadoxton Place also are chief residences. Coal and ores abound; and the Neath Abbey iron-works, the Crown and Mines Royal copper-works, and many other large mineral or manufacturing establishments are within the parish. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Crynant, in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £240.* Patron, R. H. Miers, Esq. The church is good; and contains the pedigree of the Williams family, engraved on sheets of copper. The vicarages of Skewen and Aberpergwm, are separate benefices. There is a chapel of ease at Crynant. There are also chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Calvinistic Methodists. The parish, under a modified form of its name, gives title to Earl Cadogan. The subdistrict contains part of Cadoxton parish and the whole of another. Acres, 27,304. Pop., 7,522. Houses, 1,462.

Cadoxton Juxta Neath through time

Cadoxton Juxta Neath is now part of Neath Port Talbot district. Click here for graphs and data of how Neath Port Talbot has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cadoxton Juxta Neath itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cadoxton Juxta Neath, in Neath Port Talbot and Glamorgan | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 06th July 2022

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