Llanishen, Monmouthshire

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Llanishen parish church
Llanishen is located in Monmouthshire
Llanishen shown within Monmouthshire
OS grid reference SO476032
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHEPSTOW
Postcode district NP16
Dialling code 01600
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
51°43′30″N 2°45′28″W / 51.72497°N 2.75768°W / 51.72497; -2.75768Coordinates: 51°43′30″N 2°45′28″W / 51.72497°N 2.75768°W / 51.72497; -2.75768

Llanishen (Welsh: Llanisien) is a village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, United Kingdom. It is located 7 miles (11 km) south west of Monmouth and 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Trellech on the B4293 road, although the main part of the village is set immediately to the west of the road, overlooking the Vale of Usk.

History and amenities[edit]

The village takes its name from the original dedication of the parish church to St. Isan or Issien, who was said to have been a follower of the 6th century Celtic St. Illtyd. The church is mentioned in the 12th century Book of Llandaff.[1]

The existing church is dedicated to St. Dennis. It was completely rebuilt in 1852–54 and no evidence of an earlier church remains.[2]

The village is set within what is termed the Wye Valley Forest Park, the upland area within the River Wye AONB.


  1. ^ Sir Joseph Bradney, A History of Monmouthshire, vol.2 part 2, 1913
  2. ^ John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire, 2000, ISBN 0-14-071053-1

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