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LLANOFER / LLANOVER, Monmouthshire

"LLANOVER, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Abergavenny, county Monmouth, 4 miles S.E. of Abergavenny, its post town, and 7 from Pontypool. It is situated on the river Usk, near the Brecon canal. The parish includes the township of Blaenavon, where there are iron-works. The village is very considerable. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Llandaff, value 300, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew."

[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 Peter's Church, Blaenafon

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Bartholomew's Church, Llanover

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.

Llanover Parish - Lower Division; Statistics; Area 1877 acres; Population 175 males, 167 females, total 342

Llanover Parish, Upper Division; Statistics; Area 2865 acres; Population 1342 males, 1258 females, total 2600

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

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(Last updated - Gareth Hicks -  11  Oct 2014)

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