Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for LLANFOIST

LLANFOIST, a village and a parish in Abergavenny district, Monmouth. The village stands adjacent to the Brecon and Abergavenny canal, under the Blorenge, and near the river Usk, 1¼ mile SW of Abergavenny; commands a charming view of Abergavenny, and of the Skyrrid and Sugarloaf mountains; and has a post office under Abergavenny. The parish comprises 3,288 acres. Real property, £10,713; of which £2,000 are in mines. Pop., 1,472. Houses, 263. The property is divided among a few. Llanfoist House is a chief residence. The Abergavenny hounds are kenneled in the parish. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £280.* Patron, the Earl of Abergavenny. The church is dedicated to St. Faith, and is good. A part of the parish, containing a pop. of 1,016, is included in the chapelry of Blaenavon.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Llan Ffwyst AP/CP       Abergavenny PLU/RegD       Monmouthshire AncC
Place: Llan Ffwyst

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