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Llanwarw / Wonastow

"WONASTOW, a parish in the hundred of Lower Skenfreth, county Monmouth, 2 miles S.W. of Monmouth. The village is situated on the road to Abergavenny and on the river Trothy. The principal residence is Wonastow Court, built for the Herberts in the time of Henry VI., but now the seat of Sir W. Pilkington, Bart. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff, value £100. The church is dedicated to St. Wormow or to St. John the Baptist." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


  • Allen, Richard           'To my maid servant Florence one cow called Dawny'. The will of the Quaker Charles Jenkins of Wonastow (Llanwarw) parish, 2 January 1681/2     Gwent Local History 83 1997     Welsh Journals Online

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 built after 1851.

Wonastow Parish; Statistics; Area 1599 acres; Population 79 males, 62 females, total 141

  • Wonastow Parish Church Attendance - morning 50, afternoon 80 2 services in English "The School and Sunday School are in the neighbour parish of Dingestow......" Robert Jackson, Rector
  • Providence Chapel, Primitive Methodist Erected 1850 Attendance - morning 26 + 14 scholars, afternoon 11 scholars, evening 37 Thomas Conney, Trustee, Cunder Mill St, Monmouth

    Church Records

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    • 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.
      Llanwarw / Wonastow, SS Wormow & John the Baptist's Church - records with the NLW
      Baptisms Marriages Burials
      1674-1752, 1759-62, 1765-1812 1718-52 1674-1747, 1759-62, 1765-1812
      Bishops Transcripts 1725-50, 1752-5, 1758-1861 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

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