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Llangofen / Llangovan

"LLANGOVEN, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Ragland, county Monmouth, 6 miles S.W. of Monmouth, and 4 from Ragland, its post town. The village consists of a few farmhouses. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Llandaff, value with that of Pen-y-Clawdd, £120, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church is dedicated to St. Goven. The parochial charities amount to about £13 per annum." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)

Churches

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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.

Llangoven Parish; Statistics; Area 1889 acres; Population 74 males, 55 females, total 129

  • Llangoven Parish Church     Attendance - no figures provided   "The entire population, with only two exceptions, attend the Parish Church, when service is held alternately morning/afternoon"    1 service in English   James Farquhar, Perpetual Curate

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re St Govan's Church

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    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.
      Llangofen / Llangovan, St Goven's Church - records with the NLW
      Baptisms & Burials Marriages Banns
      1689-1715, 1720-3, 1727-8, 1733-1982 1689-1715, 1720-3, 1727-8, 1733-49, 1755-1968 1826-1982
      Bishops Transcripts 1725-1875 - 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

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