Towns & Parishes
"LLANWENARTH, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Abergavenny, county Monmouth, 2 miles N.W. of Abergavenny, its post town, and 9 from Crickhowell. It is situated at the foot of the Sugarloaf Hill, called here Pen-y-Foil, and is watered by the river Usk. Coal and ironstone are obtained. The village is considerable. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff, value with the curacy of Govilon, £470. The church is dedicated to St. Peter. The charities amount to about £4 per annum."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Peter's Church
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.
Llanwenarth Parish, Citra Division; Statistics; Area 2860 acres; Population 132 males, 122 females, total 254
Llanwenarth Parish, Ultra Division; Statistics; Area 2480 acres; Population 1184 males, 1064 females, total 2248
See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records
|Llanwenarth Citra, St Peter's Church - records with the Gwent RO|
|1725-1811, 1813-66||1725-1901, 1903-53||1823-82||1725-1891|
|Bishops Transcripts||1725-1870 - records with the NLW
(see also Blaenafon/Blaenavon)
|Blaenafon / Blaenavon, St Peter's Church (formed from Llanofer/Llanover + Llan-ffwyst/Llanfoist + Llanwenarth + Abersychan 1860) - records with the Gwent RO|
|Bishops Transcripts||1806-42, 1847-51 - records with the NLW|
|Llanwenarth Ultra (Gofilon / Govilon), Christ Church (formed from Llanwenarth Citra 1865) - records with the Gwent RO|
(Last updated - Gareth Hicks - 2 Jan 2012)
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