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Llanvihangel Crucorney

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Population  1,201 (2011)
Principal area  Monmouthshire
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Local time  Thursday 11:55 AM
Ceremonial county  Gwent
UK parliament constituency  Monmouth
OS grid reference  SO325206
Country  Wales
Postcode district  NP7
Dialling code  01600
Post town  Abergavenny
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Llanvihangel Crucorney (Welsh: Llanfihangel Crucornau) is a small village in the community (parish) of Crucorney, Monmouthshire, Wales. It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Abergavenny and 18 miles (29 km) south-west of Hereford, England on the A465 road.

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Map of Llanvihangel Crucorney, Abergavenny, UK

Setting

Llanvihangel Crucorney lies on the eastern edge of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The village sits at the entrance to the Vale of Ewyas (also known as the Llanthony valley). The sweeping hill the village sits on is a terminal moraine, deposited during the last Ice Age, that marks the maximum advance of a glacier that once flowed down the valley. The Skirrid is located just to the south; its distinctive peak forms an imposing local landmark. The village is surrounded by farmland with a mix of pasture, for sheep and dairy cattle grazing, and arable crops. The area is popular with hill walkers and the long distance trails the Beacons Way and Offa's Dyke Path pass close by.

Amenities

In the centre of the village is a church, village shop and garage as well as The Skirrid Mountain Inn which is reputed to be one of the oldest public houses in Wales. There is a primary school and village hall located in nearby Pandy. The nearest railway station is Abergavenny.

Architecture

The village is characterised by its stone built architecture, with many historic properties interspersed with more recently built homes. Notable buildings include:

  • St Michael's Church standing at the historic centre of the village. The church is of Norman origin and has surviving medieval features.
  • Llanvihangel Court. A historic, Grade I listed manor house with landscaped gardens, located a short distance away from the village centre. Dating from the 16th century, it has been described as "the most impressive and richly decorated house of around 1600 in Monmouthshire". The house opens to the public several days a year.
  • Llwyn-Celyn, in the nearby hamlet of Stanton. A Grade I listed, late medieval hall house considered to be one of the most remarkable surviving stone houses in Wales. Having been occupied continuously from 1480 until 2014, it is now in the care of the Landmark Trust who are repairing and restoring the house so that it can be let out for holidays and short breaks.
  • Pen-y-Clawdd Court, 1 mile (1.6 km) to the southwest of the village. A Grade I listed Tudor manor house thought to date from circa 1625, on the site of a Norman motte and bailey castle.
  • Governance

    The village falls in the 'Crucorney' electoral ward. This ward includes Grosmont in addition to this village. The total ward population taken at the 2011 census was 2,121.

    Notable people

  • John Arnold of Monmouthshire (c.1635-1702), ultra Protestant and MP
  • Raymond Williams (1921-1988), academic, novelist and critic
  • References

    Llanvihangel Crucorney Wikipedia


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