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CWM-IOU / CWMYOY, Monmouthshire

"CWMYOY, a parish partly in the lower division of the hundred of Abergavenny, in the county of Monmouth, and partly in the hundred of Ewyaslacy, in the county of Hereford, 5 miles N. of Abergavenny, and 3 from the nearest station of the West Midland railway. It is situated on the river Honthy, near a branch of the river Monnow, and contains Fwthog and Bwlch-Trewyn. The country is hilly and picturesque. The parish is separated into upper and lower divisions, and extends along the borders of Herefordshire."

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

 

Bibliography

Church History

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re Llanthony Priory and also St David's Church

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 established after 1851.

Cwmyoy Parish consisting of Cwmyoy Upper Division, Fwthog hamlet (co Hereford), Cwmyoy Lower Division and Bwlch Trewyn ;
Statistics; Area 10, 366 acres; Population 398 males, 361 females, total 759

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

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