Place:Abergavenny Lordship, Monmouthshire, Wales


NameAbergavenny Lordship
Located inMonmouthshire, Wales


A Lordship indicated title to a holding, that which referred to the part of a lord's demesne farmed by the lord himself, or by his servants on his behalf, as opposed to the land of the peasants.

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On the border between England and Wales was a series of "marcher lordships" which were set up in Norman times to protect the borderlands of England from marauding groups of Welshmen. Marcher lordships were often awarded to English lords who ruled the area as independent fiefdoms. Under the Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542 introduced under Henry VIII, the jurisdiction of the marcher lords was abolished in 1536. The Acts had the effect of annexing Wales to England and creating a single state and legal jurisdiction, commonly referred to as "England and Wales."


PlaceType of Place Notes
Abergavenny Rural (parish) parish (ancient), civil parish
Abergavenny Urban (parish) parish (ancient), civil parish
Abersychan parish (ancient), civil parish
Aberteleri civil parish
Aberystruth parish (ancient), civil parish
Goetre parish (ancient), civil parish
Llan Arth parish (ancient), civil parish
Llan Ffwyst parish (ancient), civil parish
Llanddewi Ysgyryd parish (ancient), civil parish
Llandeilo Bertholau parish (ancient), civil parish
Llanhiledd parish (ancient), civil parish
Llanofer parish (ancient), civil parish