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Y Grysmwnt / Grosmont

"GROSMONT, a parish in the hundred of Skenfreth, county Monmouth, 9 miles N.E. of Abergavenny, and 10 N.W. of Monmouth. It is, situated in the N.E. part of the county, close upon the borders of Herefordshire, at the foot of Graig Hill. The river Monnow flows through the parish. Grosmont was formerly a market and corporate town, governed by a mayor and other municipal officers; but for many years the market has declined, and the above offices only exist in name. Numerous remains of stone causeways intersect the adjoining meadows, supposed to indicate the site of former streets."

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


  • Guide to Monmouth and the various objects of interest in and around it : including brief historical and descriptive notices of Monmouth, Raglan, Whitecastle, Skenfrith, and Grosmont Castles, Tintern Abbey, &c.Monmouth : published by R. Waugh, [18--?] 77p.
  • Levett, F G. The story of Skenfrith, Grosmont and St. Maughans with excursions to Llangattock-Vibon-Avel and Llanrothal. s.l.] : F.G. Levett, 1984. 250 leaves.
  • McGraghan, Isabel              A Grosmont Diary           Gwent Local History vol 56 1984    Welsh Journals Online
  • Morgan, Phillip. The Grosmont vestry in the 19th century. Abergavenny] : Grosmont Press, 1985. 57 leaves.
  • Morgan, Phillip          A year on the land in Medieval Grosmont              Gwent Local History. No. 96 2004   Welsh Journals Online
  • Remfry, Paul M. Grosmont Castle, 1066 to 1538. Malvern Link : SCS Publishing, c2000. 49p.
  • Thomas-Symonds, Nick          The Battle of Grosmont, 1405: a reinterpretation         Gwent Local History. No. 97 2004   Welsh Journals Online

Church History

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re Greig Zion (or Salem|) Primitive Methodist (or Baptist) Chapel, Grosmont

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.

  • There is no entry in the above for Grosmont parish, whether by omission or otherwise is unknown

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.
    Grysmwnt, Y / Grosmont's Church - records with the NLW
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1589-1638, 1662-72, 1678-1860 1589-1638, 1662-72, 1678-1913 1589-1638, 1662-72, 1678-1954
    Bishops Transcripts 1698-9, 1725-31, 1734-46, 1749-1835, 1837-43, 1845, 1848, 1855-61, 1863-4, 1868-73 - 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

You can see the administrative areas in which Y Grysmwnt / Grosmont 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 SO404242 (Lat/Lon: 51.913087, -2.867910), Y Grysmwnt / Grosmont which are provided by:

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