"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 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
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: