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Llanwytherin / Llanvetherine

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"LLANVETHERINE, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Abergavenny, county Monmouth, 4 miles N.E. of Abergavenny, its post town. It is watered by the river Trothy. The tithes were commuted in 1839. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £260. The church is dedicated to St. James." [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.

Llanvetherine Parish; Statistics; Area 2153 acres; Population 134 males, 97 females, total 231

  • Llanvetherine Parish Church              Attendance - morning 63 + 22 scholars, afternoon 23        2 services in English         F C Steel MA, 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.
      Llanwytherin / Llanvetherine, St James's Church - records with the NLW
      Baptisms Marriages Burials
      1745-52, 1813-1980 1754-1810, 1813-1970 1813-1981
      Bishops Transcripts 1696-7, 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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