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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)


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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.

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

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

    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

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    Historical Geography

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