Place:Llanddewi Skirrid, Monmouthshire, Wales

NameLlanddewi Skirrid
Alt namesLlanddewi Ysgyrydsource: Welsh translation
Llanddewi Skyrrydsource: Family History Library Catalog
Llanthewy Skirridsource: alternate spelling
Llanthewy-Skirridsource: alternate spelling
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.848°N 2.959°W
Located inMonmouthshire, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inGwent, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Monmouthshire (principal area), Wales     (1996 - )
See alsoAbergavenny Lordship, Monmouthshire, Walesancient holding in which it was located
Abergavenny Hundred, Monmouthshire, Waleshundred in which it was located
Abergavenny Rural, Monmouthshire, Walesrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Llanddewi Skirrid (Welsh: Llanddewi Ysgyryd) is a village in Monmouthshire, Wales. It is located 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Abergavenny on the old B4521 road to Ross-on-Wye.

The Skirrid mountain, 486 m or 1594 feet high, overlooks the village and parish. The Skirrid is a stand-alone mountain, an outlier of the Black Mountains, Wales and the most easterly mountain within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

It was part of the Abergavenny Rural District from 1894 until 1974. Unlike most other parishes in the rural district, it did not join in a group of parishes in 1935.

A 19th century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Llanddewi Skirrid from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"LLANTHEWY-SKIRRID, a parish in Abergavenny [registration] district, Monmouth[shire]; under Skirrid-fawr hill, 2½ miles SE of Llanfihangel [railway] station, and 3½ NE of Abergavenny. Post town: Abergavenny. Acres: 1,060. Real property: £1,136. Population: 88. Houses: 24. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff. Value: £187. Patron: the Rev. M. H. Jones. The church is good."

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