"LLANGWM, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Usk, county Monmouth, 3 miles S.E. of Usk, its post town, and 7 from Chepstow. In the 12th century a religious house was founded here as a cell to Lyra Abbey, Normandy. It contains the townships of Llangwm Icha, and Llangwm Ucha. The village consists of a few farmhouses. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff, value £83, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Hierom. This place shares in the benefit of Usk school."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


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.

Llangwm Parish consisting of Icha and Ucha Divisions; Statistics; Area 3159 acres; Population 184 males, 180 females, total 364

  • Llangwm Parish Church    Attendance (Average) - morning 40 + 31 scholars, afternoon 70 + 30 scholars (Alternating)    1 service in English      John Fleming, Vicar
  • Llangwm, Baptist     Erected 1840   Attendance (Average) - evening  80/100    John Michael, Minister
  • Llangwm, Penuel, Baptist    Erected 1802     Attendance  (Average)  - morning 50/100    John Michael, Minister

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.
    Llandevaud, St Peter's Church (formed from Langwm 1843) - records with the incumbent (Gwent RO survey 1965)
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1843+ 1849+ 1846+
    Bishops Transcripts 1848-67, 1869-70, 1872-81 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

Description & Travel




Historical Geography

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



  • Family Search have an interactive map called "England and Wales Jurisdictions 1851" showing parish (and other) boundaries with optional background maps such as Ordnance Survey. There is also a Search facility, do read the guidance notes to get maximum benefit from this useful resource. See here for further background information to assist in the interpretation of this data
  • 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.
  • Plan of the parish of Langwm in the County of Monmouth   - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST427995 (Lat/Lon: 51.691148, -2.830782), Llangwm which are provided by: