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Llanfable / Llanvapley

"LLANVAPLEY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Abergavenny, county Monmouth, 4 miles E. of Abergavenny, its post town. It is situated on the western bank of the river Trothy. There is no village, only a few farmhouses and cottages. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £231. The church is dedicated to St. Mapley."

[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.

Llanvapley Parish: Statistics; Area 819 acres; Population 64 males, 74 females, total 138

  • Llanvapley Parish Church    Attendance - morning 26 + 19 scholars, afternoon 60         "Sunday March 30th being Midlent, or as it is called 'Mothering Sunday' is ill chosen for Counting the Congregation at Church as on that day all farm servants are permitted to visit their homes and many of them attend no church while their absence keeps other members of the master's family at home. My congregation was smaller than usual that day"        2 services in English     Thomas Williams, Rector
  • Providence Chapel, Independent          Erected  1810    Attendance - morning 25 + 8 scholars, evening 47        Thomas Farmer, Occasional 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.
    Llanfable / Llanvapley, St Mapley's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials
    1699-1977 1699-1752, 1754-1812, 1815-37, 1840-1965 1824-1976 1699-1973
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-1810, 1813-53, 1855, 1859, 1864-70, 1879-83, 1898-1912 - 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 SO366140 (Lat/Lon: 51.820970, -2.921273), Llanfable / Llanvapley 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.