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Llanfoist, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Llanfoist, a village and a parish in Monmouthshire. The village stands adjacent to the Brecon and Abergavenny Canal, under Blorenge Mountain, and near the river Usk, 1½ mile SW of Abergavenny; commands a charming view of Abergavenny and of the Skyrrid and Sugarloaf Mountains; and has a post office under Abergavenny; money order and telegraph office, Abergavenny. The parish comprises 3260 acres; population of the civil parish, 1541; of the ecclesiastical, 443. Llanfoist House is a chief residence. There are stone quarries and a brewery. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Abergavenny. The church is dedicated to St Faith, and is ancient. A part of the parish is included in the ecclesiastical parish of Blaenavon.

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 parishLlanfoist St. Faith 
Poor Law unionAbergavenny 
Registration districtAbergavenny1837 - 1935

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanfoist from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Abergavenny Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

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