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Llanwenarth, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Llanwenarth, a parish in Monmouthshire, on the river Usk, under the Sugarloaf Mountain, 1¼ mile W by N of Abergavenny. The parish is cut into two divisions, Citra and Ultra. Acreage of Llanwenarth Citra, 2812; of Llanwenarth Ultra, 2455; population, 236 and 1406 respectively. The latter contains the village of Govilon and the hamlets of Pwll-dn and Garndyrris. Govilon has a station on the L. & N.W.R. and a post office under Abergavenny. Christ Church and the Baptist chapel are at Govilon, and also a hall and reading-room. Graig Hill, a shoulder of the Sugar-loaf Mountain, is covered witli wood, and ironstone rocks of it are extensively worked. Other tracts yield ironstone and coal. The living of Llanwenarth Citra is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff; gross value, £262 with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Abergavenny. The church of St Peter is ancient. The ecclesiastical parish of Llanwenarth Ultra was constituted in 1865. Population, 1058. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £159. Patron, the Rector of Llanwenarth Citra. Christ Church was erected in 1848. There are Baptist, Congregational, and "Wesleyan chapels at Pwll-du.

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 parishLlanwenarth St. Peter 
Poor Law unionAbergavenny 

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