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Cilgwrrwg / Kilgwrrwg

"KILGWRRWG, (or Kilgooroog), a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Ragland, county Monmouth, 5 miles N.W. of Chepstow, and 6 S.E. of Usk. The parish is of small extent and wholly agricultural. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £57, in the patronage of the Archdeacon of Llandaff."

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


  • Greeves, John W H. The unique church of Kilgwrrwg, [Gwent]. Country Quest 31/9 (1991), p. 6-7.
  • Guy, John R            Kilgwrrwg Church            Gwent Local History vol 53 1982    Welsh Journals Online

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.

Kilgwrrwg Parish; Statistics; Area 659 acres; Population 86 males, 68 females, total 154

  • Kilgwrrwg Parish Church  - Erected about 180 years, 1671     Attendance - morning 25, afternoon 35     No Sunday scholars    1 service in English     Informant; James White, Registrar
  • Zion Bible Christians    Erected 1842    Attendance - morning 40, evening 60      George M (?), Local Preacher and Steward, Micham, Kilgwrrne Hill

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.
    Cilgwrrwg / Kilgwrrwg, Holy Cross Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1806-12 1816-1958 1774-1812
    Bishops Transcripts 1814, 1817-19, 1821-53, 1857-60 - 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

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  • 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 ST471982 (Lat/Lon: 51.680015, -2.766539), Cilgwrrwg / Kilgwrrwg which are provided by: