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Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, Monmouthshire

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Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, Monmouthshire

Llangattock-Vibon-Avel (Welsh: Llangatwg Feibion Afel) is a rural parish in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, in the United Kingdom. It is located five miles west of Monmouth and some thirteen miles east of Abergavenny, just off the B4233 old road between the two.
Post townMONMOUTH
Administrative CountyMonmouthshire
Traditional CountyMonmouthshire
OS GridSO4515
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryWales
Police AuthorityGwent
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySouth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01600
 

Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, Monmouthshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

LLANGATTOCK-VIBON-AVEL (St. Cadocus), a parish, in the division and hundred of Skenfreth, union and county of Monmouth, 4 miles (N. W.) from Monmouth; containing 503 inhabitants. The parish comprises by computation 4120 acres, and is situated on the old road from Monmouth to Abergavenny. It presents a fertile tract of land, richly wooded, and abounding in beauty and variety of scenery; the surface is undulated, and the higher grounds command fine views of the distant mountains. Stone of good quality, suitable for roads and for farm-buildings, is quarried. Petty-sessions are held on the first Monday in the month, at Newcastle, in the parish, for the Skenfreth division. The Hendre is a handsome brick and Bath-stone mansion, a mixture of the Norman and Tudor styles, picturesquely situated. The living is a discharged vicarage, with that of St. Maughan's annexed, valued in the king's books at £6. 18. 11½.; patron, Jervan Perry, Esq.; impropriators, the representatives of the late T. Phillips, Esq. The great tithes have been commuted for £168, and the vicarial for £209; the glebe comprises 5½ acres. The church is an ancient structure. There is a chapel of ease at Llanvanner. In the hamlet of Newcastle is a mound, the site, it is supposed, of a castle from which the place took its name; it is surrounded by a moat 300 feet in circumference, and near it is a remarkable old oak, the girth of which is nine yards at a few feet from the ground.

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