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BRYNGWYN, Monmouthshire

"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]


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

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

Description and Travel

Bryngwyn - on Vision of Britain

Bryngwyn photographs - on




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