Cwmyoy is an Ancient Parish in Herefordshire but mostly in Monmouthshire.

Other places in the parish include: Toothog and Fwthog.

Alternative names: Cwmvoy

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1708
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1687

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Cwmyoy

  • Llanwenarth Citra
  • Upper Cwmvoy
  • Fwthog
  • Llanelieu
  • Lower Cwmvoy
  • Grwyne-fawr
  • Llanvihangel Crucorney
  • Llantilo Pertholey – Citra Division
  • Patrishow

Historical Descriptions of Cwmyoy

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CWMYOY, a parish in the district of Abergavenny, and counties of Monmouth and Hereford; on the river Honddu, under the Black mountains, 2¾ miles NW of Llanfihangel r. station, and 6½ N of Abergavenny. It contains the hamlets of Fwthog and Bwlch-Trewyn, and the abbey of Llanthony; and its post town is Llanfihangel-Crucorney, under Abergavenny. Acres, 10,366. Real property, £3,303. Pop., 649. Houses, 143. The property is divided among a few. The surface includes grand mountain and glen scenery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £68. Patron, John Morgan, Esq. The church is good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

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  • County: Herefordshire and Monmouthshire
  • Civil Registration District: Abergavenny
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Brecon
  • Diocese: St David’s
  • Rural Deanery: Brecknock
  • Poor Law Union: Abergavenny
  • Hundred: Ewyas Lacey
  • Province: Canterbury