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"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]




Church History

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

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

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