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Llangofen / Llangovan
"LLANGOVEN, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Ragland, county Monmouth, 6 miles S.W. of Monmouth, and 4 from Ragland, its post town. The village consists of a few farmhouses. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Llandaff, value with that of Pen-y-Clawdd, £120, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church is dedicated to St. Goven. The parochial charities amount to about £13 per annum."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Govan'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.
Llangoven Parish; Statistics; Area 1889 acres; Population 74 males, 55 females, total 129
- Llangoven Parish Church Attendance - no figures provided "The entire population, with only two exceptions, attend the Parish Church, when service is held alternately morning/afternoon" 1 service in English James Farquhar, Perpetual Curate
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.
[Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]
Llangofen / Llangovan, St Goven's Church - records with the NLW
|Baptisms & Burials
|1689-1715, 1720-3, 1727-8, 1733-1982
||1689-1715, 1720-3, 1727-8, 1733-49, 1755-1968
||1725-1875 - records with the NLW
You can see pictures of Llangofen / Llangovan which are provided by:
- 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 SO456054 (Lat/Lon: 51.744603, -2.789359), Llangofen / Llangovan which are provided by: