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LLANDDEWI FACH (Llanthewy), Monmouthshire

"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]



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

Church Records

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(Last updated - Gareth Hicks  - 20 March 2011)

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