Towns & Parishes
"LLANFOIST, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Abergavenny, county Monmouth, 5 miles S.W. of Abergavenny, its post town, and 5 N.E. of Aberystwith. It is situated on the river Usk, which bounds it on the N. and E., and is crossed by the Brecon canal. The village is considerable, and commands a view of Abergavenny, the Skyrrid, and the Sugar Loaf. The Monmouthshire hounds are kennelled here. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the mines. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff; value £174. The church is styled St. Faith's. Llanfoist House is the principal residence."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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.
Llanfoist Parish, First part (in Abergavenny sub district) ; Statistics; Area 790 acres; Population 221 males, 225 females, total 446
Llanfoist Parish, Second part (in Blaenavon sub-district) ; Statistics; Area 2588 acres; Population 553 males, 454 females, total 1007
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
|Llan-Ffwyst / Llanfoist, St Faith's Church - records with the NLW|
|Bishops Transcripts||1725-32, 1734-51, 1753-4, 1756-75, 1777-1806, 1808-10, 1813, 1815-16, 1820-37, 1841-58, 1862-1865, 1869, 1880 - records with the NLW|
(see also Blaenafon/Blaenavon)
|Blaenafon / Blaenavon, St Peter's Church (formed from Llanofer/Llanover + Llan-ffwyst/Llanfoist + Llanwenarth + Abersychan 1860) - records with the Gwent RO|
|Bishops Transcripts||1806-42, 1847-51 - records with the NLW|
(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 23 March 2011)
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