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LLANARTH, Monmouthshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"LLANARTH, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Ragland, county Monmouth, 2½ miles N.W. of Ragland, its nest town, and 5 S.E. of Abergavenny. It is situated on a tributary of the Usk, and includes the hamlet of Clytha. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Llandaff, value with the perpetual curacy of Bettws-Newydd annexed, £285, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church is dedicated to St. Teilaw. There is a Roman Catholic chapel. The parochial endowments produce nearly £60 per annum. Llanarth Court is the seat of the Herberts."

"CLYTHA, a hamlet in the parish of Llanarth, in the lower division of the hundred of Ragland, in the county of Monmouth, 5 miles S.E. of Abergavenny, its post town. It is situated on the river Usk. Clytha House is a handsome structure, near which stands Clytha Castle, being a mausoleum to the memory of the heiress of the house of Tredegar. Here the Monmouth hounds meet. The charities produce £54 per annum."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]