Llanblethian  Glamorgan


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

LLANBLETHIAN, or LLANBLEIDDIAN, a parish in Bridgend district, Glamorgan; on the river Thaw, 1 mile SSW of Cowbridge town and r. station. It contains the hamlets of Aberthin and Treinghill; and its Post town is Cowbridge. Acres, 3,148. Real property, £5,552. Pop., 753. Houses, 174. The central part, around the church, is beautifully situated, and overlooks the town and vale of Cowbridge. ...

St. Quintin's Castle existed at the partition of Glamorganshire; was then given to the family of St. Quintin; passed to Lord Windsor, and latterly to the Bonvilles; comprises now picturesque ruins, including the principal gate way, with lofty ivybound towers. Marlborough Grange, Llanblethian House, Crossways Lodge, and Newton House are chief residences. Limestone is found. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelries of Cowbridge and Welsh-St. Donatts, in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £279. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester. The church is ancient, and contains some very old monuments. There are an Independent chapel, and charities about £50.

Llanblethian through time

Llanblethian is now part of The Vale of Glamorgan district. Click here for graphs and data of how The Vale of Glamorgan has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llanblethian itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanblethian in The Vale of Glamorgan | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd January 2021

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