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Llanfarthin / Llanmartin

"LLANMARTIN, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Caldicott, county Monmouth, 5 miles E. of Newport, its post town and railway station, and 10 from Chepstow. It includes the hamlet of Llandevand. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff, value with that of Wilerick annexed, £250. The church is dedicated to St. Martin. There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel. The parish is entitled to send two pensioners to the almshouses at Chepstow."

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

Church History

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.

Llanmartin, with Llandevaud, Parish; Statistics; Area 941 acres; Population 108 males, 93 females, total 201

  • Llandevaud        An ancient chapelry rebuilt 1846      Attendance (average) afternoon 50      1 service in English         B Samuel, Registrar     (This chapel is in ruins and the inhabitants attend Llanmartin Church - Lewis 1848) (?)
  • Llanmartin Parish Church    Attendance - evening 14   "Llanmartin is served alternately with Wilrick morning and evening"        1 service in English         John Callowhill, Minister
  • Bethel Chapel, Cal.Meth.         Erected 1838     Attendance - morning 50 + 20 scholars, evening 120      B Samuel, Deacon, Bishton Castle    

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.
    Llanfarthin / Llanmartin, St Martin's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms & Burials Marriages
    1813-1979 1839-1970
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-44, 1746-1801, 1803-17, 1819-76 - 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

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST394894 (Lat/Lon: 51.600120, -2.876369), Llanfarthin / Llanmartin 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.