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"HENLLIS, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Wentllooge, county Monmouth, 5 miles from Caerleon, and 4 from Newport, its post town and railway station on the Great Western line. It is situated on a branch of the river Usk. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £40. The children of this parish attend the free school at Bassaleg, founded by Rowland Morgan."

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

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 established after 1851.

Henllis Parish; Statistics; Area 2622 acres; Population 147 males, 118 females, total 265

  • Henllys Parish Church -   Attendance - afternoon 50 + 14 scholars    1 service, Welsh and English on alternate Sundays         Howell Williams, Minister
  • Soar Baptist  - Erected 1836    Attendance - morning 70, evening 100    John Lloyd, William Jones, Deacons, Henllis Vale
  • Wesleyan Methodist  - Dwelling house not used exclusively for public worship         Attendance - evening 23 + 12 scholars   "Several of the neighbours who generally attend being away from home made the congregation less on March 30 than the average..."     Uriah Barnell, Leader, Hansons Incline, Henllis

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.
    Henllys, St Peter's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials
    1813-1974 1838-1971 1825-1974 1813-1976
    Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-75, 1777-1865, 1871-2, 1874-5 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Henllys which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Henllys 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 ST267910 (Lat/Lon: 51.612992, -3.060039), Henllys which are provided by: