Llanddewi Fach

"LLANTHEWY, (or Llanddewi Vach), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Usk, county Monmouth, 4 miles S.E. of Pontypool. Newport is its post town. A tributary of the river Usk flows through the parish. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £77, in the patronage of Jesus College, Oxford." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)



  • A survey of the combined ecclesiastical parishes of Llandefedd and Llanddewi Fach in the County of Monmouth. Llandegfedd : Wales Survey Board, 1944.


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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.

Llanthewy-vach Parish; Statistics; Area 1350 acres; Population 100 males, 85 females, total 185

  • Llanthewy-vach Parish Church  Attendance - morning 25/30     "The population being very small the Church is the only place of worship in the Parish"    1 service in Welsh    Christopher Cook, Curate

Church Records

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  • 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.
    Llanddewi Fach, St David's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials
    1741-98 1741-54, 1813-36, 1838-1966 1826-1956 1741-1812
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-6, 1728-1868, 1870-6 - 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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