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Llan-soe / Llansoy

"LLANSOY, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Ragland, county Monmouth, 7 miles N.W. of Chepstow. Usk is its post town. It is a small agricultural place. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £170. The charities amount-to about £14 per annum."

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


  • Burton, Annette M. With the Lord's assistance : a brief history of the parish and church of Llansoy. Llansoy : Llansoy Parochial Church Council, 1997. 12p.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llan-soe / Llansoy 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

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.

Llansoy Parish; Statistics; Area 1410 acres; Population 86 males, 80 females, total 166

  • Llansoy Parish Church    Attendance - morning 26 + 11 scholars, afternoon 58 + 13 scholars       1 service in English      "There is no other place of worship in the parish"    Richard Macdonnell Evanson, Rector

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.
    Llan-soe / Llansoy, St Tysoi's Church - records with the NLW
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1592-1652, 1654, 1659-60, 1663-1710, 1747-54, 1760, 1764-1812 1592-1647, 1664-9, 1697-1705, 1749, 1752-3, 1755-1812 1593-1650, 1653, 1663-8, 1671, 1674, 1679, 1688-9, 1695-1730, 1747, 1750, 1752-3, 1765-1812
    Bishops Transcripts 1697, 1725-1868, 1870-9, 1881-4 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary] selected parish records.
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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llan-soe / Llansoy 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 SO442024 (Lat/Lon: 51.717494, -2.809153), Llan-soe / Llansoy which are provided by: