Place:Llanhiddel, Monmouthshire, Wales

Alt namesLlanhileddsource: Family History Library Catalog
Llanhillethsource: Family History Library Catalog
Llanhileddsource: A Vision of Britain through Time
Aberbeegsource: hamlet in parish
St. Illtydsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.711°N 3.133°W
Located inMonmouthshire, Wales     ( - 1974)
Also located inGwent, Wales     (1974 - 1996)
Blaenau Gwent, Wales     (1996 - )
See alsoAbergavenny Lordship, Monmouthshire, Walesancient holding in which it was located
Abergavenny Hundred, Monmouthshire, Waleshundred in which it was located
Wentloog Hundred, Monmouthshire, Waleshundred in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog

When the industrial revolution came, Llanhilleth kind of moved from the hamlet of St Illtyd, near the top of the mountain, where the parish church was, down into the valley where the houses were built. (Source: unknown)

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

"LLANHIDDEL, or LLANHILLETH, a parish, with a village, in Pontypool [registration] district, Monmouth[shire]; on the river Ebbw, and on the Western Valleys railway, near Aberbeeg Junction [railaway] station, and 4½ miles WNW of Pontypool. Post town, Pontypool. Acres: 2,013. Real property: £4,212; of which £1,807 are in mines, £11 in quarries, and £10 in railways. Population in 1851: 899; in 1861: 1,020. Houses: 203. The increase of population arose mainly from the presence of workmen employed in the Viaduct works. The property is divided among a few. Coal is worked. There are an ancient British camp and tumuli. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff. Value: £109. Patron: the Earl of Abergavenny. The church is dedicated to St. Iltyd, and is good; and some old yew-trees are near it."
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Llanhilleth (from Welsh Llanheledd, meaning "Church of Saint Heledd, the /i/ replacing the original /e/ due to the regional dialect of the area changing the /e/ sound to /i/") is a village and an electoral ward on the A467 road between Ebbw Vale and Crumlin since 1966 in Blaenau Gwent, Wales.

Two large mounds in a field are the remains of the medieval Llanhilleth Castle which originally had two large, stone-built towers.

Part of the Monmouthshire Canal ran through the parish; the Ebbw River forms the parish's western boundary.

Nearby are the villages of Aberbeeg and St. Illtyd, the latter of which contains the former parish church.

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