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"BRYNGWYN, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Ragland, in the county of Monmouth, 6 miles to the W. of Monmouth. Ragland is its post town. It is not far from the Coleford, Monmouth, and Usk railway. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £200, in the gift of the Earl of Abergavenny. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. There are charitable endowments for the benefit of the poor, amounting to about £10 a year."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)

Church History

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Peter's Church, Bryngwyn

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.

Bryngwyn parish; Statistics; Area 1494 acres; Population 159 males, 154 females, total 313

  • Bryngwyn Parish Church - Attendance - morning 72+22 scholars, afternoon 90+8 scholars         2 services in English         William Crawley, Rector

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

  • This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
    Bryngwyn, St Peter's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1660-1934 1665-1738, 1751-2, 1755-1811, 1813-1970 1666-1740, 1744-70, 1772-1925
    Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-1823, 1826-72, 1874-92 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Bryngwyn which are provided by:

Bryngwyn - on Vision of Britain

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Bryngwyn has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • 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 SO390093 (Lat/Lon: 51.778984, -2.885629), Bryngwyn which are provided by: