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LLANGATWG FEIBION AFEL / LLANGATTOCK VIBON AVEL, Monmouthshire

"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

 

Bibliography

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

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