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LLANWARW / WONASTOW, Monmouthshire

"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]



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

Church Records

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(Last updated - Gareth Hicks  - 21 Feb 2012)

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