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ABERYSTRUTH, Monmouthshire

"ABERYSTRUTH, (Aberystwith), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Abergavenny, in the county of Monmouth, 8 miles S.W. of Abergavenny. Tredegar is the post-town. Of the population, above 4,000 are employed in the Beaufort coal and iron works, and nearly 3,000 in those of Sirhowy and Ebbw Vale. The living is a perpetual curacy, value 265, in the diocese of Llandaff. The patron is the Earl of Abergavenny."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]



Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by  I.G  Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,  Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards 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.

PS  - These entries are as listed in the Return under Aberystruth Sub-District, Aberystruth Parish - so for Ebbw Vale, see below AND Bedwellty parish

Aberystruth parish statistics; Area 11,788 acres; Population 7994 males, 6389 females, total 14,383

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

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(Last updated - Gareth Hicks  - 15 April 2015)

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