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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)


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llangofen / Llangovan 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

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

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.
    Llangofen / Llangovan, St Goven's Church - records with the NLW
    Baptisms & Burials Marriages Banns
    1689-1715, 1720-3, 1727-8, 1733-1982 1689-1715, 1720-3, 1727-8, 1733-49, 1755-1968 1826-1982
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-1875 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]
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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llangofen / Llangovan 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 SO456054 (Lat/Lon: 51.744603, -2.789359), Llangofen / Llangovan which are provided by: