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Llanfair Cilgedin / Llanfair Kilgeddin

"LLANVAIR-KILGIDIN, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Abergavenny, county Monmouth, 5 miles S.E. of Abergavenny, its post town. It is an occasional station on the Monmouth branch of the Taff Vale Extension railway. The village is situated on the river Usk, which is here crossed by a chain suspension bridge, only passable for foot passengers."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


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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.

Llanvair-Kilgidin Parish; Statistics; Area 1801 acres; Population 140 males, 128 females, total 268

  • Llanvoyer Kilgeddine Parish Church   Attendance - morning 62 + 10 scholars, evening 44 + 9 scholars       2 services in English       Francis Lewis, Rector

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.
    Llanfair Cilgedin / Llanfair Kilgeddin, St Mary's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1733-1977 1733-53, 1757-1811, 1813-1971 1733-1812
    Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-42, 1744-1870, 1872 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

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Historical Geography

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  • 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.
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