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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Llangua St. James|
|Poor Law union||Dore|
|Registration district||Dore||1837 - 1838|
|Registration district||Hereford||1838 - 1935|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
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
We have transcribed the entry for Llangua from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Llangua (St. James))
Online maps of Llangua are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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