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Cwmyoy, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Cwmyoy, a parish in Monmouthshire and Herefordshire, on the river Honddu, under the Black Mountains, 3 miles NW of Llanfihangel station on the. G.W.R., and 7 N of Abergavenny. Acreage, 8248; population, 326. It contains the hamlets of Fwthog and Bwlch-Trewyn, and the abbey of Llanthony. Post town, Abergavenny. The surface includes grand mountain and glen scenery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff; value, £155. The parish church is ancient. There is another church close to the ruins of the abbey, annexed to the vicarage of Cwmyoy. There is a Baptist chapel. See LLANTHONY ABBEY.

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 
Ancient CountyMonmouthshire 
Ecclesiastical parishCwmyoy St. Michael 
Poor Law unionAbergavenny 
Poor Law unionAbergavenny 

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