Llanllywel / Llanllowell (Llanthowell)


"LLANLLOWELL, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Usk, county Monmouth, 2 miles S.E. of Usk, its post town, and 12 from Chepstow. It is situated on the eastern bank of the river Usk. There is no village, only a few farmhouses. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff, value £130. The church is a small primitive edifice." [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.

Llanllowell Parish; Statistics; Area 796 acres; Population 44 males, 48 females, total 92

  • Llanllowell Parish Church            Attendance - evening 40 + 15 scholars          1 service in English         J A Williams, Rector

    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.
      Llanllywel / Llanllowell (Llanthowell), St Llywel's Church - records with the NLW
      Baptisms & BurialsMarriages
      1664-18111664-1775, 1815-35, 1839-1968
      Bishops Transcripts1696, 1725-33, 1735, 1737-8, 1740-1, 1743-1829, 1832-67, 1874 - 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.
    • Plan of the parish of Llanllowell in the County of Monmouth - on the People's Collection Wales site

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