Llanover

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Llanover village

Llanover (Welsh: Llanofer) is a village and community in Monmouthshire, Wales. The population taken at the 2011 census was 1,392.[1]

Location[edit]

Llanover is located four miles south of Abergavenny just off the A4042 road to Pontypool.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward exists in the same name. This ward includes the parish of Llanarth. The total ward population at the 2011 census was 2,284.[2]

History & amenities[edit]

St Bartholomew's church

Llanover is associated with Lady Llanover who lived locally all her life and left her mark on the village and the surrounding Llanover estate, still privately owned today. Her husband Sir Benjamin Hall became Baron Llanover.

The village church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew and is a grade II* listed building.[3]

The River Usk flows close by, and to the west lies the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal, a scenic recreational boating route.

More recently, Llanover is the birthplace of Penelope Fillon, the wife of François Fillon, former Prime Minister of France and right-wing candidate in the 2017 French presidential elections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Church of St. Bartholomew, Llanover". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 17 January 2014.

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Coordinates: 51°46′N 2°59′W / 51.767°N 2.983°W / 51.767; -2.983