Place:Llanfihangel nigh Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales

NameLlanfihangel nigh Usk
Alt namesLlanvihangel nigh Usksource: Family History Library Catalog
Llanfihangel y Gofionsource: A Vision of Britain through Time
Llanfihangel Nigh Usksource: alternate spelling
Llanvihangel-nigh-Usksource: alternate spelling
Llanvihangel Gobionsource: alternate spelling
TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.779°N 2.948°W
Located inMonmouthshire, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inGwent, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Monmouthshire (principal area), Wales     (1996 - )
See alsoAbergavenny Hundred, Monmouthshire, Waleshundred in which it was located
Abergavenny Rural, Monmouthshire, Walesrural district of which it was a part 1894-1935
Llanover Fawr, Monmouthshire, Walescivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: "Llanfihangel nigh Usk" or "Llanvihangel nigh Usk" are both Welsh translations of the phrase: "the parish of St. Michael [and all Angels] near the River Usk". "Llanfihangel" and "Llanvihangel" are both commonly used and may be due to differences in dialects. "Gobion" or "Gofion" has not been found on maps but it may be the village within Llanfihangel nigh Usk.

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

"LLANVIHANGEL-NIGH-USK, a parish in Abergavenny [registration] district, Monmouth[shire]; on the river Usk, 2½ miles NNE of Nantyderry [railway] station, and 4½ miles SE of Abergavenny. Post town: Usk, under Newport, Monmouth. Acres: 385. Real property: £721. Population: 112. Houses: 24. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff. Value: £123. Patrons: Sir S. Fludyer, Bart. The church is good."
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Llanvihangel Gobion (Welsh: Llanfihangel-y-gofion) is a village and rural parish of Monmouthshire, Wales. The village is located approximately 5 miles east of Abergavenny not far from the A40 road and situated on the B4598 Abergavenny to Usk road.

The location is very rural. The River Usk passes close by, crossed by the Grade II* listed Pant-y-Goitre Bridge.

The bridge was built around 1821 to carry the turnpike road between Abergavenny and Usk. It was designed and built by John Upton of Gloucester, who also built the nearby Llanellen Bridge.

Llanfihangel nigh Usk or Llanvihangel Gobion was absorbed into the civil parish of Llanover Fawr in 1935 in a move to reduce the number of parishes within Abergavenny Rural District.

Research Tips

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Llanvihangel Gobion. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.