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Llandeilo Bertholau / Llantilio Pertholey

"LLANTILLIO-PERTHOLEY, (or Bertholey) a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Abergavenny, county Monmouth, 1½ mile N.E. of Abergavenny, its post town and railway station on the West Midland line of railway. A tributary of the river Usk flows through it. The tithes were commuted in 1839. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £242, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church is dedicated to St. Teilaw or St. Theilau. The endowments produce nearly £35 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.

Llantillio Pertholey Parish consisting of Citra Division and Ultra Division; Statistics; Area 6859 acres; Population 436 males, 412 females, total 848

  • Citra Division
  • Llantillio Pertholey Parish Church    Attendance - afternoon 110 + 34 scholars   "Not an average congregation"     1 service in English      Thomas Morgan, Curate
  • Salem Chapel, Cal. Meth.    Erected 1816     Attendance - morning 40 scholars, afternoon 70, evening 80           John Jones, Minister, Forest Chapel
  • Ultra Division
  • Bettws Chapel      Licensed for public worship... in 1829 as a chapel of ease to the Parish Church..... erected partly by Parliamentary grant and partly by Private Subscription      Attendance - morning 42     "By no means an average number...."     1 service in English  Thomas Morgan, 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.
    Llandeilo Bertholau / Llantilio Pertholey, St Teilo's Church - records with the incumbent (Gwent RO survey 1966)
    Baptisms/Marriages/Burials 1591+
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-1811, 1813-75 - 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

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO311163 (Lat/Lon: 51.840994, -3.001517), Llandeilo Bertholau / Llantilio Pertholey which are provided by:
  • 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.