Llanisien / Llanishen


"LLANISHEN, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Ragland, county Monmouth, 6 miles S.W. of Monmouth, its post town, and 7 from Chepstow. The village consists of a few farmhouses. The tithes have been commuted. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £64. The church is dedicated to St. Dennis. The parochial charities produce about £22 per annum." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)



  • Horton, Graham. Llanishen : from village to suburb. Llanishen : Graham Horton, 1999. 96p.
  • Morgans, Geraint. The Lewis family of Llanishen : a powerful Glamorgan family. Country Quest (February 1999), p. 46.

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.

Llanishen Parish; Statistics; Area 1742 acres; Population 177 males, 174 females, total 351

  • Llanishen Parish Church     Attendance (Average) - morning 50/60, afternoon 80/100    " A small old church and very damp. March 30 1851 was mid-Lent Sunday and many people of this parish absent themselves from Church and visit their friends that day. There is no Convenient place in this little church for Sunday Scholars"       1 service in English       Henry Warrilow, Incumbent Minister
  • Bethel, Bible Christians      Erected 1842      Attendance - morning 26, evening 60       William Edwards, Chapel Steward, Glynn Farm, Llanishen
  • Wesleyan Methodist     Erected  1820      Attendance - 40 + 30 scholars, afternoon 60 + 30 scholars     Mark Dowler, Steward

    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.
      Llanisien / Llanishen, St Dennis's Church - records with the Gwent RO
      1597-1731, 1738-19511663-1725, 1738-1812, 1815-19711824-19141596-1731, 1738-1812
      Bishops Transcripts1696, 1725-1819, 1821-76 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

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    • 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.
    •  Map of the parish of Lanishen in the County of Monmouth   - on the People's Collection Wales site

    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO456057 (Lat/Lon: 51.747083, -2.789497), Llanisien / Llanishen which are provided by: