Descriptive gazetteer entries

We have no further entries in our collection of 19th century descriptive gazetteers about St Brides Major, but we do have this information about localities within the associated parish or parishes. You may be able to find further references to St Brides Major in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
LAMPHA a hamlet Imperial
SOUTHERNDOWN a hamlet Imperial

Descriptive gazetteer entries

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

BRIDES-MAJOR (St.), a hamlet and a parish in Bridgend district, Glamorgan. The hamlet stands between Ogmore river and the Bristol channel, 3 ½ miles S by W of Bridgend r. station; and has a post office under Bridgend. Real property, £1,523. Pop., 351. Houses, 74. The parish contains also the hamlets of Lampha and Southern down Acres, 6,402; of which 600 are water. Real property, £5,135. Pop., 826. Houses, 168. The property is divided among a few. The Windhole cavern and other caves are on the co...


ast. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Wick, in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £176.* Patron, R. Turberville, Esq. The church is ancient and good; and contains monuments of the Butlers and the Winhams. There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel. See Dunraven Castle.

This is the only descriptive gazetter entry we have found, but you may be able to find further references to St Brides Major by doing a full-text search here.


Travel writing

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Oldcastle 0 4
Stembridge 0 2
Colwinston 0 2
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Marcroes 0 2
Llan Gan 0 3
Coychurch 0 2
Llyswyrny 0 3
Laleston 0 2
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