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Mamheilad / Mamhilad

"MAMHILAD, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Abergavenny, county Monmouth, 3 miles N.E. of Pontypool, its post town, and 7 from Abergavenny. The parish, which is small, is situated on the Brecon canal. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff. Mamhilad House is the principal residence."

[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. The Mamhilad yew. Gwent Local History 65 (1989), p. 30-6.
  • 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.
  • Wilson, Janet. Little Mill reformatory. Gwent Local History 84 (1998), p. 50-7.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Mamheilad / Mamhilad area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked 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.

Mamhilad Parish; Statistics; Area 1987 acres; Population 147 males, 150 females, total; 297

  • Mamhilad Parish Church     Attendance - morning 18/20, afternoon 30/40       No Sunday School        1 service in English    "The incumbent refused to give any information but from enquiry I understand the attendants at the Church are as above, the parish being very small "     Informant; (? illegible), Registrar

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.
    Mamheilad / Mamhilad, St Illtud's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1686-1954 1699-1811, 1813-1963, 1966-9 1686-1936
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-71, 1773-4, 1776-1861 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]
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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Mamheilad / Mamhilad 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 SO304034 (Lat/Lon: 51.724938, -3.009085), Mamheilad / Mamhilad which are provided by: