Llancillo, Herefordshire

Extract from Littlebury's Directory and Gazetteer of Herefordshire, 1876-7
with Private and Commercial Residents

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2004

LLANCILLO is a small parish situated on the river Monnow, which here divides the counties of Hereford and Monmouth. It is distant about 8 miles N.E. of Abergavenny, 15 S.W. of Hereford, and 2 S.W. of Pontrilas station on the Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford branch of the Great Western railway (West Midland section), by which line the parish is intersected. It is in Ewyas Lacy hundred, Dore union and petty sessional division, Hereford county court district, and Longtown polling district. The population in 1861 was 74; in 1871, 88; inhabited houses, 14; families or separate occupiers, 14; area of parish, 1,085 acres; annual rateable value, £877 2s. 6d. E. Scudamore Lucas, Esq. (the lord of the manor), and James Gilbert Price, Esq., are the chief landowners. The soil is sandy; subsoil red sandstone; products, wheat, barley, roots, oats, &c. Llancillo is in the diocese and archdeaconry of Hereford and rural deanery of Weobley; living, a vicarage consolidated with Rowlstone; joint value, between £200 and £300; patron, Michael King, Esq.; vicar, Rev. James Martin Kennedy, of King's College, London; who was instituted in 1864, and resides at Rowlstone vicarage. The church (St. Peter's) is a very ancient structure with nave, chancel, porch, small belfry and one bell. It is in a bad state of repair and unfit for divine service. The register commences with the year 1730. There is no school in the parish. A school board has been formed for the united district of Rowlstone, Walterstone, and Llancillo, and a new school is about to be erected at Walterstone.

POSTAL REGULATIONS.- Letters are received from Abergavenny via Pandy. Ewyas Harold is the nearest money order office. Pontrilas is the nearest telegraph office. Post town, Abergavenny.
Parish Church (St. Peter's).- Rev. James Martin Kennedy, Vicar.
(None listed)
Farr Edward, farmer, The Court
Hoddell James, farmer, Pool farm
Jones James, farm bailiff for James Gilbert Price, Esq., Llancillo hall
Jones Thomas, farmer, Arcadia
Price James Gilbert, Esq., farmer and landowner, Llancillo hall; res., Abergavenny
Price Philip, farmer, Little Goytre
Prosser John, farmer, Upper house
Williams John, farmer, Sunnybank

OCR/Transcription by Rosemary Lockie in May 2004.

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