Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BLAENAVON

BLAENAVON, a village, a chapelry, and a subdistrict in the district of Abergavenny, Monmouth. The village stands on the Avon-Llwyd river, at the terminus of thee Eastern Valleys railway, 6 miles NNW of Pontypool; and it has a post office‡ under Pontypool. Extensive iron-works and iron-mines are adjacent; the former begun in 1790, the latter worked by horizontal shafts. The chapelry includes the village; comprises parts of the parishes of Llanover, Llanfoist, and Llanwenarth; and was constituted in 1860. Pop., 5,876. Houses, 1,105. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Llandaff; and since 1864 has included Capel-Newydd. Value, £290.* Patron, Thomas Hill, Esq. There are two Baptist chapels.-The subdistrict also comprises parts of three parishes. Acres, 7,933. Pop:, 7,114. Houses, 1,376.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a chapelry, and a subdistrict"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Abergavenny PLU/RegD       Monmouthshire AncC
Place: Blaenavon

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