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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

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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 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]

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