Llangwm, a parish in Monmouthshire, on an affluent of the river Usk, 3½ miles E of Usk. It has a post office under Newport; money order and telegraph office, Usk. It is cut into two divisions, Isa and Ucha. Acreage of Llangwm Isa, 633; of Llangwm Ucha, 2498; population, 37 and 226 respectively. A small monastery, a cell to Lira Abbey in Normandy, was founded in the parish in 1183. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £189 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church is dedicated to St Hierom; is Early Decorated; comprises fine nave and chance], with a handsome tower on the chancel N side; was restored in 1870, and contains an elaborately carved rood-loft and screen. Llangwm Isa has a small ancient church, rebuilt in 1850. There is a Baptist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Llangwym St. Hierom|
|Poor Law union||Chepstow|
|Registration district||Chepstow||1935 - 1968|
|Registration district||Caerleon||1968 - 1974|
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 Llangwm from 1935 to 1968 you should search for the Chepstow Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llangwm from 1968 to 1974 you should search for the Caerleon Registration District.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Llangwm from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Llangwym (St. Hierom))
Online maps of Llangwm are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- 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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