"ABERGAVENNY, a parish and market town in the hundred of Abergavenny, in the county of Monmouth, 14 miles to the W. of Monmouth, and 143 miles from London, or 165½ by the Great Western railway. It is situated in a range of pleasant meadow grounds at the confluence of the Usk and Gavenny. The mountains terminate abruptly near the town, and the scenery is very picturesque. One of the hills, called the Sugar Loaf, rises to the height of nearly 1,900 feet. Another lofty one is the Skirrid Vawr."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
125 years of Rugby : 1875-2000 : Abergavenny Rugby Football Club. Abergavenny : Abergavenny RFC., 2001. 68p.
Abergavenny in the Twentieth Century. Abergavenny : Comma International, 1992. 176p.
Abergavenny: the Official guide. . Cheltenham : Burrow, . 44p.
Allen, Richard Catholic records in the attic; details of everyday life found in the seventeenth century Catholic household of the Gunter family of Abergavenny Gwent Local History vol 86 1999 Welsh Journals Online
Barclay, W J. Geology of the South Wales coalfield. Part II, ; The country around Abergavenny. 3rd ed. London : H.M.S.O., 1989. 147p.
Burnes, Emma-Kate. The Prehistory collection at Abergavenny Museum : a catalogue. Gwent Local History 79 (1995), p. 38-47.
Burnes, Emma-Kate The Father Ignatius Collection at Abergavenny Museum Gwent Local History 76 1994 Welsh Journals Online
Evans, John Beat 'em up and knock 'em down: the anti-recruitment riot in Abergavenny in 1706 Gwent Local History. No. 97 2004 Welsh Journals Online
Feldwick, Cyril E. F. B. Foerster : a unique Abergavenny resident. Gwent Local History vol 60 1986 Welsh Journals Online
Guntert, G W Pedigree of the Family of Gunter of Abergavenny and of London Gwent Local History 69 1990 Welsh Journals Online
Harris, Glyn. An Abergavenny sons' [sic] poetry and sketches. Abergavenny : P. M. Heaton, 1994. 63p.
Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. byI.G Jones, & D. Williams. UWP, Cardiff, 1976. The names given at the end of each entry are those of the informants. Check with Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches built after 1851.
Abergavenny parish statistics; Area 4229 acres; Population, 2646 males, 2860 females, total 5506
Abergavenny Parish Church; - Pre Henry VIII belonged to the Priory. Attendance - morning 700 , afternoon 650, plus 160/65 scholars. Both in English. William Powell, BD, Vicar. Body of church and aisles taken down and rebuilt in 1828, and galleries added.
Trinity Church; - Original patron, Miss Rachel Herbert. Consecrated 1840 as additional church for use of church tenement cottagers. Attendance - morning, 200, afternoon 350, both plus 40 scholars. Both in English. Thomas Williams, Incumbant.
St Michael's Roman Catholic Church. - Erected 1835. Attendance - morning 223, afternoon 71. James Millward, Catholic Priest.
Tabernacle Chapel, Prim.Meth.. - Erected 1850. Attendance - morning 36+32 scholars, evening 90. Only open 9 months. William Tinney, local preacher, Leader; Steward, S S Superintendent, Grofield, Abergavenny.
Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348. Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO301140 (Lat/Lon: 51.820193, -3.015565), Abergavenny / Y Fenni which are provided by: