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Llanfaches / Llanvaches

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"LLANVACHES, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Caldicott, county Monmouth, 6 miles S.W. of Chepstow, and 6 N.E. of Newport, its post town. There was formerly a castle here. The village consists of a few farmhouses. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff, value £194. The church is dedicated to St. Dubritius. The charities amount to about £10 per annum." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)



  • Morgan, Shem H. A history of Tabernacle United Reformed Church, Llanvaches : 1639-1989. [Llanvaches] : Tabernacle United Reformed Church, 1989. 47p.

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.

Llanvaches Parish; Statistics; Area 2108 acres; Population 161 males, 130 females, total 291

  • Llanvaches Parish Church     Attendance (average) - morning 45, afternoon 33 (alternating)       1 service in English           Edward (Griffiths), Licensed Curate
  • Tabernacle Independent Church     Erected 1800 [? but see Bibliography entry above]    Attendance -  morning 45, evening 51        David Thomas, Minister, Llanvaches
  • Bethany Baptist Chapel      Erected 1814    Attendance - morning 58      Thomas Leonard, Baptist Minister
  • Gilgal Chapel, Llanvaches, Bible Christian      Erected 1828       Attendance - afternoon 38     David (?), His Mark, Steward

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.
    Llanfaches / Llanvaches, St Dyfrig's Church (St Dubritius in English)- records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials
    1796-1973 1796-1971 1826-1973 1796-1812
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-44, 1746-8, 1750-3, 1755-1865, 1867-70, 1872-85 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary] selected parish records.

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