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LLANGOFEN / LLANGOVAN, Monmouthshire

"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

 

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

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See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

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