Llangovan

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Llangovan
Welsh: Llangofen
Very small ancient church at Llangovan - geograph.org.uk - 299356.jpg
Llangovan Church
Llangovan is located in Monmouthshire
Llangovan
Llangovan
 Llangovan shown within Monmouthshire
OS grid reference SO457057
Principal area Monmouthshire
Ceremonial county Gwent
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MONMOUTH
Postcode district NP25
Dialling code 01600
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Monmouth
List of places
UK
Wales
Monmouthshire

Coordinates: 51°44′43″N 2°47′17″W / 51.745323°N 2.788113°W / 51.745323; -2.788113

Llangovan (Welsh: Llangofen) is a small village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, United Kingdom. It is located five miles south west of Monmouth.

History and amenities[edit]

Llangovan is close to Monmouth, the county town and is set in a quiet, rural area of rolling hills beneath the Trellech ridge. The small village church, dedicated to St Govan, is a Grade II* Listed Building.[1] It is now closed and has a colony of bats.[2][3] The churchyard contains an ornate medieval stone cross[4] which is a Grade II listed building.[5]

Nearby Court St. Lawrence, once home of Sir Geoffrey David Inkin, the High Sheriff of Gwent, is also a Grade II listed building.[6]

In 2007 Penyclawdd and Llangovan Village Hall was completely refurbished.[7]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Church of St Govan, Raglan" at". Britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  2. ^ ""Llangovan Church" at". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  3. ^ ""Plaque on Llangovan church" at". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  4. ^ ""Detail of a cross at Llangovan" at". Geograph.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  5. ^ ""Cross in St Govan's churchyard, Raglan" at". Britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  6. ^ "Court St Lawrence, Raglan" at britishlistedbuildings.co.uk
  7. ^ ""Penyclawdd & Llangovan Village Hall gets new lease of life" at". Monmouthshire-halls.org.uk. 2007-05-12. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 

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