Place:


Laleston  Glamorgan

 

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

LALESTON, a village and a parish in Bridgend district, Glamorgan. The village stands near the South Wales railway, 2 miles W of Bridgend; and has a post-office under Bridgend.—The parish consists of the sections or hamlets of Higher L. and Lower L., and comprises 1,631 acres. Real property of H.-L., £640; of L.-L., £1,210. ...


Pop., 536. Houses, 120. The property is divided among a few. The manor was given, by Richard de Granville, to Lalys, chief architect to Henry I., and builder of Neath Abbey. Laleston House is a chief residence. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in collieries and ironworks. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Newcastle, in the diocese of Llandaff. The church is good, and has an ancient tower, built by Lalys.

Laleston through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/2468

Date accessed: 21st May 2019


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