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Llanfihangel Crucornau / Llanfihangel Crucorney

"LLANVIHANGEL-CRUCORNEY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Abergavenny, county Monmouth, 4 miles N.E. of Abergavenny, its post town. It is a station on the West-Midland railway. The parish is situated at the foot of Skirrid-Fawr, and watered by the river Monnow. The hamlet of Penbiddle is included in the parish. It was anciently the property of the Arnolds, from whom it passed into the Harley family in the reign of Queen Anne, and at present belongs to Lord Rodney."

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


  • Bayley, Stanley James             Village Life in Llanvihangel Crucorney  I, II  & III         Gwent Local History vol 48 1980    Welsh Journals Online

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.

Llanvihangel Crucorney Parish, consisting of Llanfihangel Crucorney and Penbiddle hamlet; Statistics; Area 3264 acres; Population 215 males, 239 females, total 454

  • Llanvihangel Crucorney Parish
  • Llanvihangel Crucorney Parish Church           Attendance - morning 55 + 23 scholars              1 service in English            John Price, Curate
  • Penbiddle hamlet
  • Zoar Chapel, Particular Baptist    Erected 1837     Attendance - morning 60, evening 120        Informant; Edwin Thomas

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.
    Llanfihangel Crucornau / Llanfihangel Crucorney, St Michael's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials
    1727-1900 1728-48, 1755-1971 1755-88, 1790-1958 1629-40, 1678-1921
    Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-1872 - 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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  • The transcription of the section for Llanfihangel Crucornau / Llanfihangel Crucorney from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llanfihangel Crucornau / Llanfihangel Crucorney 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 SO326205 (Lat/Lon: 51.878934, -2.980569), Llanfihangel Crucornau / Llanfihangel Crucorney which are provided by: