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"LLANVIHANGEL LLANTARNAM, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Usk, county Monmouth, 3 miles N. of Newport. Caerleon is its post town. It is situated on the Afon Llwyd, a tributary of the river Usk. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value 108. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The endowments belonging to the parish produce nearly 30 per annum. Llanvihangel House stands upon the site of, and is partly built from, the ruins of a Cistercian abbey that formerly stood here."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]



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.

Llanfihangel Llantarnum Parish; Statistics; Area 4092 acres; Population 683 males, 545 females, total 1228

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(Last updated - Gareth Hicks  - 4 March 2012)

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