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Llanfihangel Ystum Llywern / Llanfihangel Ystern Llewern

"LLANVIHANGEL-YSTERN-LLEWERN, a parish in the hundred of Skenfreth, county Monmouth, 5 miles N.W. of Monmouth, its post town. It is situated on the river Trothy. It is chiefly used as grassland, and for the growth of fruit trees. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff, value £221. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The charities, including £9 to Thomas's school, produce about £9 per annum."

[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.

Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern Parish; Statistics; Area 1864 acres; Population 100 males, 71 females, total 171

  • Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern Parish Church     Attendance (average)  - morning 45 + 12 scholars, afternoon 40 + 6 scholars     2 services in English    A O Crawley, Curate
  • Ebenezer Chapel, Baptist      Erected 1842    Attendance - morning 27 + 10 scholars, afternoon 18 scholars, evening 33      Thomas Cobner, 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.
    Llanfihangel Ystum Llywern / Llanfihangel Ystern Llewern, St Michael's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1695-1739, 1754-1812 1696-1736, 1755-1811, 1813-34, 1842-1969 1695-1739, 1755-1975
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-41, 1743-6, 1748-1818, 1820-81 - 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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  • Llanfihangel Ystern Llewern  - on wikipedia

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llanfihangel Ystum Llywern / Llanfihangel Ystern Llewern 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 SO432138 (Lat/Lon: 51.819883, -2.825494), Llanfihangel Ystum Llywern / Llanfihangel Ystern Llewern which are provided by: