1600 to 1799


  • 1632

There is reference to a livestock and cattle market in Bridgend which was probably held in High Street, which is now part of Dunraven Place. there was also a provision market there.


  • 1675

A Welsh trust report showed that there were 20 pupils enrolled at its Charity School in Bridgend.


  • 1746

The first visit to Bridgend of John Wesley who preached probably at Newcastle Church.


  • 1758

Mention of Ty-y-Quarella, a tenement of 35 acres in the parish of Coity. Quarella is derived from the Welsh Chwarelau - meaning quarries. A quarry existed there and the Quarella stone from this quarry was used for many buildings in Bridgend. There is also mention of a tenement of 27 acres known as Wild Mill - I live in Wildmill and the old Quarella Quarry is close by.


  • 1775

The old stone bridge, referred to previously, was partially demolished by a flood, with the two arches nearest the west bank being washed away. The bridge was quickly rebuilt with one arch replacing the two smaller ones.


  • 1788

Mention of the building of the first Town Hall in High Street, now Dunraven Place.