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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

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.
    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]

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llanwarw / Wonastow has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO485107 (Lat/Lon: 51.792527, -2.748146), Llanwarw / Wonastow which are provided by:
  • 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.