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Llanddewi Ysgyryd / Llanddewi Skirrid

"LLANTHEWY-SKIRRID, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Abergavenny, county Monmouth, 3 miles N.E. Abergavenny, its post town. It is situated at the foot of the hill Skirrid Fawr. The village consists of a few farmhouses. The tithes were commuted in 1839. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff, value £187, The church is dedicated to St. David."

[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 Skirrid Parish; Statistics; Area 1060 acres; Population 53 males, 48 females, total 101

  • Llanthewy Skirrid Parish Church    Attendance - morning 10, afternoon 10, evening 10      "The Church was rebuilt about the year 1813..."        1 service in English   William Marston, Curate

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 Ysgyryd / Llanddewi Skirrid, St David's Church - records with the NLW
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1550-1729 with gaps, 1813-1978 1551-1729 with gaps, 1813-1971 1549-1729 with gaps, 1813-1982
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-33, 1735-1847, 1852-6, 1858-78 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llanddewi Ysgyryd / Llanddewi Skirrid 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 SO340170 (Lat/Lon: 51.847638, -2.959564), Llanddewi Ysgyryd / Llanddewi Skirrid which are provided by: