St Brides Major
The 12th-century Church of St Bridget is now in the combined Parish of Ewenny and St Brides Major, within the Diocese of Llandaff. For much of its history it was a Parish in its own right, co-inciding with the civil parish and more recently community boundaries. Until the Reformation the Church was, along with Ewenny Priory and other local churches, a possession of Gloucester Abbey, both having been given to the abbey in 1141. It contains a number of medieval tombs and memorials, but the building itself was heavily restored by Egbert Moxham in 1851.
There were two non-conformist Chapels within St Brides Major village. Bryn Sion Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Penylan Road, was built in 1859, replacing a building of 1824. It closed in 1987 and is now a house. Horeb Baptist Church, Ewenny Road, was built in 1863 and closed in 2003.
St Brides Major was transferred from the Borough of Ogwr to the Vale of Glamorgan on 1 April 1996. St Brides Major became an electoral ward to the Vale of Glamorgan Council, electing one county councillor. The ward also includes the community of Wick.
- The Parish of Ewenny and St Brides Major, The Church in Wales. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- The Story of St Bridget’s Church, St Brides Major, The Church in Wales. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- St Brides Conservation Area Appraisal, June 2008, Vale of Glamorgan Council. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- Vale of Glamorgan County Treasures, St Brides Major. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- A Brief History of St Brides Major, Stbridesmajor.co.uk. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- "Vale of Glamorgan Council Election Results 1995-2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre (Plymouth University). Retrieved 20 July 2019.
- St Brides Major, Southerndown and Ogmore by Sea Community Website
- Primary school
- Geograph : Photos of St Brides Major and surrounding area
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