Place:Llanvihangel Crucorney, Monmouthshire, Wales

NameLlanvihangel Crucorney
Alt namesLlanfihangel Crucornausource: Family History Library Catalog
Llanvihangel-Crucorneysource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.883°N 2.983°W
Located inMonmouthshire, Wales     ( - 1935)
See alsoAbergavenny Hundred, Monmouthshire, Waleshundred in which it was located
Abergavenny Rural, Monmouthshire, Walesrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Crucornau Fawr, Monmouthshire, Walescivil parish which replaced it in 1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"LLANVIHANGEL-CRUCORNEY, a village, a parish, and a [registration] sub-district, in Abergavenny [registration] district, Monmouth[shire]. The village stands on the river Monnow, adjacent to the Abergavenny and Hereford railway, near the boundary with Hereford, and under Skirrid-fawr mountain, 1 mile NNE of Llanfihangel [railway] station, and 4½ NNE of Abergavenny; and has a post office under Abergavenny.
"The parish contains also the hamlet of Penbiddle, and comprises 3,264 acres. Real property: £3,579; of which £215 are on the railway. Population: 479. Houses: 103. The property is much subdivided. Llanvihangel Court belonged to the Arnolds; passed, in the time of Queen Anne, to the Harleys; belongs now to the Hon. W. Rodney; is an ancient edifice; and has a remarkably grand avenue of firs. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff. Value: £281. Patron: the Prince of Wales. The church is good. Charities: £4.

In 1935 Llanvihangel Crucorney was abolished and replaced by the civil parish of Crucornau Fawr.

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Llanvihangel Crucorney (Welsh: Llanfihangel Crucornau) is a small village in the community of Crucorney, Monmouthshire, Wales. It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Abergavenny and 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Hereford, England on the A465 road.

The village of Llanvihangel Crucorney lies on the eastern edge of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Research Tips