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Very small ancient church at Llangovan - geograph.org.uk - 299356.jpg
Llangovan Church
Llangovan is located in Monmouthshire
Llangovan shown within Monmouthshire
OS grid reference SO457057
Principal area
Ceremonial county
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
List of places
51°44′43″N 2°47′17″W / 51.745323°N 2.788113°W / 51.745323; -2.788113Coordinates: 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 5 miles (8.0 km) 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 Church of 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]

At Llanwinney is the remains of a chapel which bears the inscription "Bethel Chapel Erected in 1841".[6]

Nearby Court St. Lawrence, once home of Sir Geoffrey David Inkin, the High Sheriff of Gwent, is also a Grade II listed building.[7]

In 2007 Penyclawdd and Llangovan Village Hall was completely refurbished.[8]

Notable people[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. ^ [File:Bethel Chapel - geograph.org.uk - 675392.jpg]
  7. ^ Stuff, Good. "Court St Lawrence, Raglan, Monmouthshire". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 3 March 2018. 
  8. ^ ""Penyclawdd & Llangovan Village Hall gets new lease of life" at". Monmouthshire-halls.org.uk. 2007-05-12. Archived from the original on 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 

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