Pen-Clawdd / Pen-y-Clawdd


"PEN-Y-CLAWDD, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Ragland, county Monmouth, 5 miles S.W. of Monmouth, its post town, and 3 from Ragland. The parish, which is of small extent, is situated on the old road from Usk to Monmouth. The village consists of a few farmhouses. Stone is quarried for building purposes. The appropriate tithes, belonging to the Archdeacon and Chapter of Llandaff, have been commuted for a rent-charge of £50. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed to that of Llangoven, in the diocese of Llandaff. The church, dedicated to St. Martin, is an ancient structure. There is a village school. The parochial charities produce about £2 per annum." [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.

Pen-y-Clawdd Parish; Statistics; Area 614 acres; Population 24 males, females 18, total 42

  • Pen-y-Clawdd Parish Church    Attendance - (average) morning 18   "The entire population attend the parish church when service is held alternately morning and afternoon"    1 service in English   James Farquhar, Perpetual Curate

    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.
      Pen-Clawdd / Pen-y-Clawdd, St Martin's Church - records with the NLW
      1730-19821731-1811, 1815-19691826-19821727-1981
      Bishops Transcripts1696, 1725-32, 1734-86, 1788-94, 1796-1875 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

    Description & Travel

    You can see pictures of Pen-Clawdd / Pen-y-Clawdd which are provided by:




    Historical Geography

    You can see the administrative areas in which Pen-Clawdd / Pen-y-Clawdd 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.

    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO450078 (Lat/Lon: 51.765873, -2.798595), Pen-Clawdd / Pen-y-Clawdd which are provided by: