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Llanddewi Rhydderch

"LLANTHEWY-RYTHERCH, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Abergavenny, county Monmouth, 3 miles S.E. of Abergavenny, its post town. A tributary of the river Trothy passes through it. The tithes were commuted in 1840. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £215, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. David. The charities amount to about £2 per annum." [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.

Llanthewy-Rhytherch Parish; Statistics; Area 2187acres; Population 208 males, 194 females, total 402

  • Llanthewy Rhytherch Parish Church      Attendance - morning 40/50 + 20/25 scholars, afternoon 80/100     1 service in English         Rees Jones, Licensed Curate
  • Llanthewy Chapel, Particular Baptist     Erected  1826    Attendance - morning 80, afternoon 35 scholars, evening 200      Thomas Lewis, Minister

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.
    Llanddewi Rhydderch, St David's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1670-1732, 1735-1923 1695-1730, 1736-1810, 1813-1970 1670-1732, 1735-1978
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-32, 1735-1817, 1819-58, 1864-74, 1876-7 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

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