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Writing Local History - the Llangwm group of parishes

A Preliminary Bibliography

History of Wales

J. Graham Jones, A Pocket Guide The History of Wales, University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 1990, reprinted 1995

History of Monmouthshire

Sir Joseph Bradney, A History of Monmouthshire From the Coming of the Normans down to the Present Time, 12 parts, 1904-33. See especially Volume 2 Part 2 The Hundred of Trelech, Academy Books, 1992 and Volume 3 Part 2 The Hundred of Usk (Part 2), facsimile edit. by Merton Priory Press, 1993

Raymond Howell, A History of Gwent, Gomer Press, 1988

Guides to Record Offices

W.H. Baker, Guide to the Monmouthshire Record Office, Monmouthshire Archives Committee, Newport, 1959

Guide to the Department of Manuscripts and Records, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1994


Sir Cyril Fox and Lord Raglan, Monmouthshire Houses A Study of Building Techniques and Smaller House-Plans in the Fifteenth to Seventeenth Centuries, Part I Medieval Houses; Part II Sub-Medieval Houses, c. 1550-1610; Part III Renaissance Houses, c. 1590-1714, Merton Priory Press/National Museum of Wales, 2nd edit., with new introduction, 1994

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales Gwent/Monmouthshire, Penguin Books, 2000

Eurwyn William, The Historical Farm Buildings of Wales, John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh, 1986

Ecclesiastical History

Canon E.T. Davies, An Ecclesiastical History of Monmouthshire, Starsons (Publishers) Ltd., Risca, 1953

Stephen Friar, A Companion to the English Parish Church, Sutton Publishing Ltd., 1996, paperback edit., 1998

John R. Guy, ed., The Diocese of Llandaff in 1763 The Primary Visitation of Bishop Ewer, South Wales Record Society, Cardiff, 1991


Canon E.T. Davies, Monmouthshire Schools and Education to 1870, Starsons Ltd., Newport, 1957

Local History - General Information

David Hey, ed., The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History, Oxford University Press (The Softback Preview), 1996


Graham Osborne and Graham Hobbs, The Place-names of Eastern Gwent, Old Bakehouse Publications, Abertillery, 1998

Researching and Writing Local History

David Dymond, Writing Local History A Practical Guide, Phillimore (for the British Association for Local History), 1981, reprinted 1996

David Dymond, Researching and Writing History A Practical Guide for Local Historians, British Association for Local History, 1999

Philip Riden, Local History A Handbook for Beginners, B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1983, reprinted 1988

Church, Parish and Village Histories

Jan Barrow, Llanbadoc Monmouthshire The History of A Rural Parish, Antony Rowe Ltd., Chippenham (for the author), 1999

Annette M. Burton, 'With the Lord's Assistance' A Brief History of the Parish and Church of Llansoy, Llansoy Parochial Church Council, 1997

Joyce Edmonds, comp., Tales of the People of Old St. Arvans, Village Books, St Arvans, Chepstow, 1990

Joyce Edmonds, comp., assisted by Doreen Heath, Tales of the Llanishen Parishes Trellech Grange Llanishen Llanvihangel Torymynydd, Village Books, St Arvans, Chepstow, 1991

Raymond Howell, Fedw Villages A Lower Wye Valley History, Village Publishing, Old Cwmbran, 1985

Peter Strong, 'A Large and Growing District' Caldicot in the 20th Century, Caldicot Local History Society, 1999

David H. Williams, Annette Burton and Doreen Heath, The Story of Trelleck Grange, Cambrian Printers, Aberystwyth (for Doreen Heath), 2001

David H. Williams and K. Kissack, eds., A History of the Benedictine Priory of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Florent at Monmouth, Cambrian Printers, Aberystwyth (for the Vicar and Parochial Church Council of Monmouth), 2001

Julian Wimpenny, ed., Trellech 2000 An Account of Life in Trellech and Catbrook at the Start of the New Millennium, Bioline, Cardiff, 2000

Jeremy H Winston, (R.J.L. Smith, ed.), St Mary's Priory Church Abergavenny, R.J.L. Smith and Associates, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, 2000


National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth (www.llgc.org.uk)
Public Record Office, London (www.pro.gov.uk)
Public Record Office Online catalogue - PROCAT (catalogue.pro.gov.uk)

Annette Burton,
October 2002.