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Llangatwg Dyffryn Wysg / Llangattock Nigh Usk

"LLANGATTOCK-NIGH-USK, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Abergavenny, county Monmouth, 3 miles S.E. of Abergavenny, and 2 from Usk, its post town. The river Usk flows through the parish. The village is a small rustic place. The tithes were commuted in 1840. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £274. The church, dedicated to St. Cadocus, has monuments to the Evans family. The charities amount to about £5 per annum."

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


  • Beck, Barbara. The Bryn and Llangattock-Nigh-Usk : a short history, reminiscences and photographs. Cowbridge : D. Brown & Sons, 1984. 187p.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llangatwg Dyffryn Wysg / Llangattock Nigh Usk area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

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.

Llangattock-nigh-Usk Parish; Statistics; Area 1613 acres; Population 95 males, 83n females, total 178

  • Llangattock-Nigh-Usk Parish Church      Attendance - morning 26 + 7 scholars (alternately afternoons)       1 service in English      Henry Peake, BA., Curate, Westgate House, Abergavenny

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.
    Llangatwg Dyffryn Wysg / Llangattock Nigh Usk, St Cadocus Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials
    1598-1716, 1727-1977 1598-1707, 1727-1812, 1814-1970 1905-69 1598-1716, 1727-1978
    Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-36, 1738-1829, 1833-5, 1848-55, 1864-74 - 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

You can see the administrative areas in which Llangatwg Dyffryn Wysg / Llangattock Nigh Usk 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 SO339101 (Lat/Lon: 51.785596, -2.959696), Llangatwg Dyffryn Wysg / Llangattock Nigh Usk which are provided by: