Llanwenarth  Monmouthshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Llanwenarth like this:

LLANWENARTH, a village and a parish in Abergavenny district, Monmouth. The village stands on the river Usk, under the Sugarloaf mountain, 1 mile E of the boundary with Brecon, and 2¼ W by N of Abergavenny r. station; is a considerable place; and contains some curious houses. The parish is cut into two divisions, Citra and Ultra, and extends beyond the Brecon canal. ...

Post town, Abergavenny. Acres of thediv., 2,860. Real property, £2,463. Pop. in 1851,254; in 1861,230. Houses, 53. Acres of the U. div., 2,480. Real property, £4,307; of which £285 are in ironworks, and £165 in the canal. Pop. in 1851,2,248; in 1861, 2,096. Houses, 421. The property is much subdivided. Graig Hill, a shoulder of the Sugarloaf mountain, is covered with wood; and ironstone rocks of it are extensively worked into what is called bastard lime. Other tracts yield ironstone and coal. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £267.* Patron, the Earl of Abergavenny. The church has a later English tower, and is good. A large portion of the Ultra div. was constituted a separate charge in 1865; and the living of it is a vicarage of the value of £274, in the patronage of the Rector. Another portion, which had a pop. of 660 in 1861, is included in the chapelry of Blaenavon, which was constituted in 1860. Charities, £4.

Llanwenarth through time

Llanwenarth is now part of Monmouthshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Monmouthshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Llanwenarth itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Llanwenarth in Monmouthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th October 2021

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