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Llanover, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Llanover, a village and a parish in Monmouthshire. The village stands on the river Usk, 1 mile SE of Penpergwm station on the L. & N.W.R., and 4 miles SSE of Aber-gavenny, is a considerable place, and gives the title of Baron to the family of Hall. The parish is cut into two divisions, lower and upper, and includes the town of Blaenavon, which has a post, money order, and telegraph office (K.S.O.) Acreage, 4699; population of the civil parish,'8813; of the ecclesiastical, 397. Llanover Court is the manor house. Part of the land is mountainous and is overhung by the Blorenge. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llan-daff; gross value, £591 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Llandaff. The church is ancient. In the churchyard is a monument to Lord Llanover and an ancient stone cross. The perpetual curacy of Blaenavon is a separate benefice. There are Congregational and Calvinistic Methodist chapels.

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 parishLlanover St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionAbergavenny 
Registration districtAbergavenny1837 - 1935

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Postal districtNP7