Tryleg / Trelleck


"TRELLECK, a parish in the upper division of Ragland hundred, county Monmouth, 4½ miles a of Monmouth, its post town, and 8 from Chepstow. The village is situated near Beacon Hill, on the road from Monmouth to Chepstow, and has a mineral spring. The parish contains the chapelry of Trelleck Grange, and is so called from a group of monoliths near the village, supposed to be the remains of some Druidical monument."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)



  • Bradney, Joseph A. Sir. A history of Monmouthshire from the coming of the Normans into Wales down to the present time / Vol. 2,; [Part 2],; [The Hundred of Raglan and the Hundred of Trelech].; The Hundred of Trelech..London : Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1913.
  • Dawson, Derek. Village steeped in history and mystery : [Trelleck, Gwent]. Country Quest 30/1 (1989), p. 22-3
  • Howell, Raymond. Excavations at Trelech : 1996-1999. Monmouthshire Antiquary 16 (2000), p. 131-46.
  • Howell, Raymond. Excavations at Trelech, Gwent, 1991-93 : an investigation of a decayed medieval urban settlement. Monmouthshire Antiquary 11 (1995), p. 71-86.
  • St Nicholas's Church, Trelech : a short history. Trelech : St. Nicholas's Church, [1985?] 7p.

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 built after 1851.

Trelleck Parish excluding Trelleck Grange chapelry; Statistics; Area 5287 acres; Population 551 males, 477 females, total 988

  • Trelleck Parish Church     Attendance - morning 20 + 76 scholars, afternoon 30     2 services in English     "Many parishioners residing some miles distant from the Parish Church attend other churches in their vicinity; others are Dissenters"     Charles A F Kuper, M.A., Vicar
  • Parkhouse Chapel, Wesleyan Methodist     Erected 1835      Attendance - (average) afternoon 100      Henry Prichard, Trustee, Abbey Tintern
  • Siloam Chapel, Bible Christians       Erected 1829       Attendance - afternoon 38 + 24 scholars        Samuel Morgan, Manager
  • Zion Chapel, Catbrook, Primitive Methodist       Erected 1844        Attendance - general congregation 80/100        William Milton, Steward
  • Ebenezer Chapel, Bible Christians             Erected 1838       Attendance - (average) afternoon 30        John Kemyes, Manager

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.
    Tryleg / Trelleck, St Nicholas's Church - records with the NLW
    1763-1976 M 1773-19711824-19631763-1966
    Bishops Transcripts1696, 1725-1876, 1879-81 - 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 Trelleck in the County of Monmouth   - on the People's Collection Wales site

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