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Llangatwg Feibion Afel / Llangattock Vibon Avel

"LLANGATTOCK-VIBON-AVEL, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Skenfreth, county Monmouth, 4 miles N.W. of Monmouth, its post town, and 11 from Abergavenny. It includes the chapelry of Llanvanair, and the hamlet of Newcastle, where are the remains of an ancient castle, and an oak said to have been planted by Owain Glyndwr. Limestone is quarried here for conversion into lime. The living is a vicarage* in the dioc, of Llandaff, value with the perpetual curacies of Llanvanair and St. Maughau annexed, £365. The church is dedicated to St. Cadocus. The parochial charities amount to about £25 per annum. The principal residence is The Hendre, the seat of the late J. E. Welch Rolls, Esq., deputy-lieutenant of the county."

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


  • Levett, F G. The story of Skenfrith, Grosmont and St. Maughans with excursions to Llangattock-Vibon-Avel and Llanrothal. [s.l.] : F.G. Levett, 1984. 250 leaves.

Church History

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Cadoc's Church

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-Vibon-Avel Parish; Statistics; Area 4194 acres; Population 283 males, 235 females, total  518

  • Llangattock Vibon Avel Parish Church     Attendance - morning 48 + 20 scholars    "The Church of Llangattock-Vibon-Avel is in a bad state of repair and is about to be rebuilt"  1 service in English     William Vaughan Yarworth, Officiating Minister
  • Llanvenair Chapel, C of E     Attendance - morning 30     "No Day or Sunday School.....Chapel of Ease to Llangattock Vibon Avel....Services morning and afternoon on Sundays alternately- without cure of souls.....The attendance may be considered good taking into account the few houses there and the scattered population"    1 service in English     Robert Chatto, AM., Curate

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 Feibion Afel / Llangattock Vibon Avel, St Cadoc's Church - records with the NLW
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1683-1877 1683-1836 1683-1812
    Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-9, 1731-1847, 1850-69 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Llangatwg Feibion Afel / Llangattock Vibon Avel which are provided by:



  • The transcription of the section for Llangatwg Feibion Afel / Llangattock Vibon Avel from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llangatwg Feibion Afel / Llangattock Vibon Avel 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 SO456156 (Lat/Lon: 51.836304, -2.790961), Llangatwg Feibion Afel / Llangattock Vibon Avel which are provided by: