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Llanfihangel Pont-Y-Moel

"LLANVIHANGEL-PONT-Y-MOILE, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Usk, county Monmouth, 1 mile E. of Pontypool, its post town. The Brecon canal passes through the parish. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £87. The church is dedicated to St. Michael."

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


  • Evans, J Daryll.         The clergy of Mamhilad and Llanfihangel Pontymoel. Pontypool : Archangel Press, 1990. 38p.
  • Evans, J Daryll.       St. Illtyd's and St. Michael's : the parish churches of Mamhilad and Llanfihangel Pontymoel in the County of Gwent. Pontypool : J. Daryll Evans, [1985]. 48p.
  • Evans, J Daryll.      Parson Cook of Llanfihangel Pontymoel.          Gwent Local History vol 59 1985      Welsh Journals Online
  • Lewis, Harry    A history of New Inn Congregational Church           Gwent Local History. No. 96 2004   Welsh Journals Online

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llanfihangel Pont-Y-Moel area or see them printed on a map.

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 Pontymoil Parish; Statistics; Area 1651 acres; Population 99 males, 106 females, total 205

  • Llanfihangel Pontymoil Parish Church        Attendance - morning 29      "The parish is very thinly inhabited there is no other place of worship in it than the Parish Church.............."   1 service in English    Christopher Cook, 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.
    Llanfihangel Pont-Y-Moel, St Michael's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1739-1976 1754-1970 1754-1806, 1813-1944, 1950-64
    Bishops Transcripts see Mamheilad/Mamhilad
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

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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.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO307009 (Lat/Lon: 51.702501, -3.004245), Llanfihangel Pont-Y-Moel which are provided by: