Searching for "BLAENAVON"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    ABERGAVENNY Monmouthshire Blaenavon, containing parts of the parishes of Llanover, Llanwenarth, and Llanfoist; the subdistrict of Aberystruth, co-extensive with the parish Imperial
    Blaenavon Monmouthshire Blaenavon , eccl. dist. and vil. with ry. sta., SW. Monmouthshire, 5½ miles NW. of Pontypool, pop. of dist. 9451; P.O., T.O.; is a seat Bartholomew
    BLAENAVON Monmouthshire BLAENAVON , a village, a chapelry, and a subdistrict in the district of Abergavenny, Monmouth. The village stands on the Avon Imperial
    BRYNMAWR Monmouthshire Tredegar, a r. station, an inn, a church, and several chapels. A railway from it to Blaenavon was authorised in 1866. Imperial
    CAPEL-NEWYDD Monmouthshire CAPEL-NEWYDD , a chapelry in the NW of Monmouth; 4¾ miles N by W of Pontypool. See Blaenavon. Imperial
    LLANDAFF Glamorgan Blaenavon, Capel-Newydd, Bettws, Cwmyoy, Llanthony, Citra, Llanwenarth-Ultra, and Oldcastle. The deanery of Abergavenny E contains the rectories of Grosmont Imperial
    LLANFOIST Monmouthshire Faith, and is good. A part of the parish, containing a pop. of 1,016, is included in the chapelry of Blaenavon. Imperial
    Llanover Monmouthshire Blaenavon), 4742 ac., pop. 7193; consists of 2 divisions - Lower Llanover , 1877 ac., pop. 322; and Upper Llanover (including part Bartholomew
    LLANOVER Monmouthshire Blaenavon Iron and Coal Company's works. Pop. in 1861, of the part in Blaenavon chapelry, 3,816. Houses, 747. The property Imperial
    Llanwenarth Monmouthshire Citra , 2812 ac. (31 water), pop. 268; and Llanwenarth Ultra , partly in Blaenavon town, 2455 ac. (22 water), pop. 1539. Bartholomew
    LLANWENARTH Monmouthshire which had a pop. of 660 in 1861, is included in the chapelry of Blaenavon, which was constituted in 1860. Charities, £4. Imperial
    MONMOUTHSHIRE, or MONMOUTH Monmouthshire Blaenavon, Nantyglo, Beaufort, Tredegar, and the vales of the Ebbw, the Sirhowy, and the Rumney. The number of collieries in 1859 was 74. The number Imperial
    MONMOUTHSHIRE RAILWAY Monmouthshire Blaenavon; and the Western Valleys railway, from Newport, past Crumlin, to Nantyglo, with a branch from Aberdeen, up Ebbw-vawr Imperial
    SOUTH WALES MINERAL RAILWAY Glamorgan Blaenavon, and other places. The main part, 12¼ miles long, was authorized in 1853; an extension to Britton-Ferry Imperial
    Trevethin with Pontypool Monmouthshire contains the town of Pontypool, the local government district of Abersychan, and part of the local government district of Blaenavon. Bartholomew
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