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Llangua, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Llangua, a parish in Monmouthshire, on the river Monnow, at the boundary with Herefordshire, 1¼ mile SSW of Pon-trilas station on the G.W.R. and Golden Valley railway, and 10 miles NE of Abergavenny. Post town, Hereford; money order office, Grosmont; telegraph office, Pontrilas. Acreage, 711; population, 82. A small monastic establishment was here. The manor and church were given to the Xormandian abbey of Lire before 1183. After the dissolution it came to Shene, Surrey. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Kentchurch, in the diocese of Hereford. The church is ancient, with a Saxon window and Norman font.

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 parishLlangua St. James 
Poor Law unionDore 
Registration districtDore1837 - 1838
Registration districtHereford1838 - 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 Llangua from 1837 to 1838 you should search for the Dore Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llangua from 1838 to 1935 you should search for the Hereford Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

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RegionSouth Wales
Postal districtNP7