Llanfocha / St Maughans


"ST. MAUGHAN'S, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Skenfreth, county Monmouth, 6 miles N.W. of Monmouth. The village is a small rustic place. The living is a perpetual curacy annexed with that of Llanfaenor to the vicarage* of Llangattock-Vibon-Avell." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)



  • Levett, F G. The story of Skenfrith, Grosmont and St. Maughans with excursions to Llangattock-Vibon-Avel and Llanrothal. F.G. Levett, 1984. 250 leaves.

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.

St Maughan's Parish; Statistics; Area 1304 acres; Population 101 males, 92 females, total 193

  • St Maughan's Parish Church      Attendance - afternoon 62            1 service in English              William Vaughan Yarworth, Officiating Minister

    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.
      Llanfocha / St Maughans, St Meugan's Church - records with the NLW
      Baptisms & Burials Marriages
      1733-1812 1733-1841
      Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-1847, 1850-73 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

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    Historical Geography

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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 Saint Maughan in the County of Monmouth - on the People's Collection Wales site

    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO461178 (Lat/Lon: 51.855765, -2.784648), Llanfocha / St Maughans which are provided by: