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Aberystwth, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Aberystwth, a parish in Monmouth, 1 mile from Blaina station on the G.W.R., 9 miles WSW of Abergavenny. Post town, Blaina. Acreage, 11,753; population of the parish, 25,913; of the ecclesiastical district of Aberystruth St Peter, 8283. The surface is chiefly upland round the higher reaches of the Ebbw river. Collieries and iron and tin works, round Nant-y-glo, the Tillery Valley, and other centres, employ a great proportion of the inhabitants. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £300. The parish church of St Peter, a cruciform structure in the Norman style, was rebuilt in 1857. There is no village of Aberystruth, but the parish includes Blaina, Nant-y-glo, Abertillery, Cwmtillery, &c.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyMonmouthshire 
Ecclesiastical parishAberystwith St. Peter 
Poor Law unionAbergavenny 

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