Place:Llangua, Monmouthshire, Wales

Alt namesLlangiwasource: Welsh translation
TypeChapelry, Civil parish
Coordinates51.929°N 2.886°W
Located inMonmouthshire, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inGwent, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Monmouthshire (principal area), Wales     (1996 - )
See alsoSkenfrith Hundred, Monmouthshire, Waleshundred in which it was located
Abergavenny Rural, Monmouthshire, Walesrural district of which it was part 1894-1935
Grosmont Fawr, Monmouthshire, Walescivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
source: Family History Library Catalog

Llangua (Welsh: Llangiwa) is a village in Monmouthshire, Wales. Llangua is located nine miles northeast of Abergavenny on the A465 road. Grosmont is one mile to the southeast. (Source: Wikipedia)

As a civil parish Llangua was very small and located on the border with Breconshire. It is visible in the 1900 Ordnance Survey map, but not on that for 1935.

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

"LLANGUA, a parish in the [registration] district of Hereford and county of Monmouth[shire]; on the river Monnow, adjacent to the Hereford and Abergavenny railway, at the boundary with Herefordshire, 1½ mile SSW of Pontrilas [railway] station, and 10 NE of Abergavenny. Post town, Abergavenny. Acres: 695. Real property: £833. Population: 114. Houses: 23. The property is subdivided. A small monastic establishment was here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff. Value: £120. Patron: J. L. Scudamore, Esq. The church was reported in 1859 as bad."

In 1935, in a move to reduce the number of parishes within Abergavenny Rural District, Llangua was absorbed into the civil parish of Grosmont Fawr.

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