Summary Information

Gwent Archives
Llanvapley Parish Church.
Papers mainly concerning Llanvapley Church and its incumbent, The Rev. Edward Mansel Townshend
1.0 not recorded
Language of Materials note

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Biographical/Historical note

Llanvapley is situated 4 miles east from Abergavenny railway station and 10 west from Monmouth; in the Northern division of the county, Hundred, Petty Sessional division, Union and County Court district of Abergavenny; north-western division of Abergavenny rural deanery, Monmouth archdeaconry and Llandaff diocese.

The church of St. Mapley is a building of stone, in the Early English style, restored in 1861 by the Rev. John Lloyd M.A. and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower, containing 2 bells. The register dates from the year 1699.

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Arrangement note

Arranged in to the following series': Financial Records; Services, Sermons and Talks; Other records relating to Llanvapley Church; Miscellaneous.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Gwent Archives

Conditions Governing Access note

Usual conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright conditions apply.

Accruals note

Accruals are not expected.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Deposit, 1992.

Appraisal note

All records have been retained.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Church Records-Monmouthshire-Wales

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Other Finding Aids note

A hard copy catalogue is available at Gwent Archives.

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Collection Inventory

Financial Records 

 D3016/1 Altered apportionment of the rent charge in lieu of tithes on certain lands in par. Llanvapley 1845-1846 

 D3016/2 Account book of tithe payments c.1891 

 D3016/3 Account book of Llanvapley Church: expenditure and receipt account 1895 - 1905; and offertory collection account 1985 - 1899 1895-1905 

 D3016/4 Insurance policies, renewal notices, receipts etc. mainly concerning policies of The Rev. E.M. Townshend with the Ecclesiastical Insurance Office (27 items) 1897 

 D3016/5 Notice of assessment for income tax and for inhabited house duties - addressed to the occupier of Llanvapley Rectory 7 Oct 1898 1898 

 D3016/6 Statement of account - Llanvapley Church organ fund 1899 

 D3016/7 Circular from The Eastern Extension, Australasia and China Telegraph Co. Ltd. re: issue of 50,000 shares of £10 each. 1900 

 D3016/8 Statement of account - Llanvapley Church repair fund 1906-12; together with a letter of appeal from The Rev. E.M. Townshend for repair of the church 1904; a leaflet providing information about the repair fund c. 1905; and a notice advertising a bazaar, fete and exhibition to be held in aid of the fund 1905. 1904-1912 

 D3016/9 Specifications of work required to be done and prices of materials to be used in making alterations and additions to Llanvapley rectory. 1910-1914 

 D3016/10 Sale particulars of glebe lands in pars. Llanvapley and Llanellen (with plan) to be offered for sale by auction by Messrs. Newland, Hunt and Williams at the Angel Hotel, Abergavenny on 1 Nov 1921 1921 

 D3016/11 Certificate of redemption of tithe rent charge for par. Llanvapley issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. 1922 

 D3016/12 Account book of Davies Charity, par. Llanvapley 1940-1945 

 D3016/13 Expenditure and receipt book of Llanvapley Church 1950-1984 

 D3016/14 Quote from J.R. Stokes (plumbing and general building repairs) for work to be done at Llanvapley Rectory 1980 

 D3016/15 Cheque book stubs of Llanvapley Parish Church 1980-1981 

 D3016/16 Schedule of fees for marriages, burials etc. in Llanvapley Church (drawn up and approved by the Chancellor of the Diocese). [19th century-20th century] 

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Services, Sermons and Talks 

 D3016/17 'A Protestant's View of Transubstantiation; being a discourse preached in Kilbrogan Church, Bandon, on Wednesday Evening Fev 7 1827 by The Rev. C.C. Townshend' (pamphlet) 1827 

 D3016/18 'Some Lessons from the Apostolic Roll - a sermon preached in the Cathedral Church, Bristol, on the feast of St. Thomas, December 21 1888, at the ordination held by the Lord Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol, and printed at his request by Charles Hill Wallace M.A., vicar of Holy Trinity, Hotwells' (pamphlet) 1889 

 D3016/19 'Two Sermons preached at Llanvapley Parish Church, Abergavenny, in memory of her late Majesty, Queen Victoria, by The Rev. E. Townshend M.A. on Sunday January 27 and Saturday February 2 1901' (pamphlet). 1901 

 D3016/20 'Rector's New Year's Address' (The Rev. E.M. Townshend) 1 Jan 1905 (leaflet) 1905 

 D3016/21 'The Order of Divine Service for Trinity Sunday 31 May 1953 being the Sunday preceding Her Majesty's Coronation recommended for use in all churches of the Church of England' (pamphlet) 1953 

 D3106/22 'The Arrangement of the Chancel at Deerhurst - a paper read at Deerhurst Church by R.H. Murray' (booklet) (Enclosed a letter from R.H. Murray to The Rev. E.M. Townshend 19 April 1904). [c. early 1900] 

 D3016/23 Notice advertising a memorial service to be held at Llanvapley parish church in honour of Queen Victoria. 

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Other records relating to Llanvapley Church and the Church as a whole 

 D3016/24 Photocopies of pages from parish registers of Llanvapley recording baptisms, marriages and burials. 17th century-18th century 

 D3016/25 Pocket diaries of [The Rev. E.M. Townshend] (2 items) 1884, 1892 

 D3016/26 Correspondence of The Rev. E.M. Townshend mainly concerning church matters (10 items) 1898-1987 

 D3016/27 'Church and People' Vol. XI No.I (April 1899) - magazine published for the Church Pastoral-Aid Society. 1899 

 D3016/28 Motto cards of Llanvapley Church (19 items) 1904-1942 

 D3016/29 Book of marriage certificate stubs recording marriages which took place in Llanvapley Church. 1906-1939 

 D3016/30 'On Service' - The Children's Magazine of the Church Pastoral - Aid Society Aug 1907. 1907 

 D3016/31 Draft tenancy agreement between The Rev. E.M. Townshend and Alexander Hopkins of 19 Market Street, Dowlais, co. Glam., concerning land (not specified) at Llanvapley 16 Feb 1909 Rent: £10 p.a. 1909 

 D3016/32 Plans of Llanvapley Rectory showing east elevation, ground floor, first floor and attic (8 items) 1909-1914 

 D3016/33 Tenancy Agreement between The Rev. E. M. Townshend and John Williams of Upper House, Crickhowell, co. Brecon, concerning meadow and pasture land known as Big and Little Ynys in par. Llanvapley 9 Aug 1912 Rent: £38 p.a. and transfer of the tenancy to Arthur Davies of Killough, par. Llantilio Crossenny 17 Feb 1914 Rent: £40 p.a. 1912-1914 

 D3016/34 'The Hymnal Composition to the Book of Common Prayer' (volume). 1913 

 D3016/35 'The Bishop's Palace, Lamphey, Pembrokeshire' by C.A. Ralegh Radford (prepared by the Dept. of the Environment on behalf of the Welsh Office) pamphlet giving history and description of palace. 1972 

 D3016/36 Forms to be completed in preparation for the Bishop's visitation (2 items) 1974, 1981 

 D3016/37 Citation to churchwardens of par. Llanvapley concerning third episcopal visitation, including order of proceedings at visitation centres. 1981 

 D3016/38 Book of forms (blank) to be completed by incumbent commending parishioner of one parish to another ND 

 D3016/39 'Diocese of Monmouth: The Mission Prayer' - list of prayers to be said for the Mission (leaflet) [20th century] 

 D3016/40 National Protestant League electoral roll for the northern division of the county of Monmouth (only 6 entries) [20th century] 

 D3016/41 Brief description of the history and architectural features of Llantilio Crossenny Church. [20th century] 

 D3016/42 Pictures and postcards of Llanvapley rectory, Llancault Church, Abergavenny etc. (7 items) [20th century] 

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 D3016/43 Copy of 'The Abergavenny Chronicle' 22 Sep 1899 1899 

 D3016/44 'Guide to Raglan Castle' (pamphlet) ND 

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