Towns & Parishes
"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, 5½ 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."
The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
|Cwm-iou / Cwmyoy, St Michael's Church - records with the Gwent RO|
|1708-92, 1798-1801, 1805-1950||1708-1971||1809-12, 1823-1958||1708-91, 1805-1976|
|Bishops Transcripts||1843-67, 1873, 1875-6 - records with the NLW|
|Llanddewi Nant Hodni / Llanthony, SS Mary, John the Baptist & Florence's Church (formed from Cwm-iou/Cwmyoy) - records with the Gwent RO|
|1769-98, 1813-1976||1832-7, 1866-1969||1769-94, 1813-1973|
|Bishops Transcripts||1835, 1843, 1845-53, 1855-66, 1873, 1875-6 - records with the NLW|
(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 17 Feb 2012)
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