Chepstow & Wye Valley

WHERE WE MEET

Meetings of our Chepstow & Wye Valley Branch are held in Room 1 of Chepstow Leisure Centre, NP16 5LR. This is on the site of Chepstow Comprehensive School at the top end of Welsh Street. In the following map zoom out, using the zoom out button, to see the network of roads over a wider area:

The entrance to the site is shown on the ‘street view’ below, and the post code for satellite navigation is NP16 5LR. Bear right on the one-way system past the main school building to the visitors’ car park. This is to the south east of the Leisure Centre, the entrance to which is at the top of the steps.

Chepstow: Leisure Centre

Click here to examine this ‘Street View’ in more detail in Google Maps

HELP DESKS

The Branch runs Help Desks, to answer queries and give help and advice to members of the public researching their family history. These are held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in:

  • Caldicot Library on the 1st Thursday of each month
  • Chepstow Library on the Thursday following the Branch meeting

Further information may be obtained from:

OUR CURRENT PROGRAMME

Meetings are open to members and visitors alike and are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month except August, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, at Chepstow Leisure Centre in Room 1.

Please note the topics and/or speakers may have to be altered without prior notice. You can contact our Chepstow and Wye Valley Branch Secretary by emailing:secretary.che@gwentfhs.info

Our programme is currently as follows:

2014

August (no meeting in August)
Sep 10 AGM and Members Evening
Oct  8 To Be arranged.
Nov 12 ¬†Bring along your research on “your” WW1 Soldiers, Sailors etc
Dec 10 To be Arranged. Members Evening.

THE PARISHES WE COVER

The Registration Districts and Sub-Districts shown in the following table are those originally allocated to the parishes as shown in the 1851 census.

Some parishes had changed by the 1911 census, and some new parishes had been created. For those details, and details of the towns, villages and hamlets within parishes, see the list of ‘Place Names In Wales: Monmouthshire’ in the 1911 Census section of the Association of Family History Societies of Wales website.

NAME OF REGISTRATION ORIGINAL
PARISH DISTRICT SUB-DISTRICT
Caerwent Chepstow Shirenewton
Caldicot Chepstow Shirenewton
Chapel Hill Chepstow Chepstow
Chepstow Chepstow Chepstow
Cwmcarvan Monmouth Trellech
Dingestow Monmouth Dingestow
Dinham Chepstow Shirenewton
Dixton Hadnock Monmouth Monmouth
Dixton Newton Monmouth Monmouth
Howick Chepstow Shirenewton
Ifton Chepstow Shirenewton
Itton Chepstow Shirenewton
Kilgwrrwg Chepstow Shirenewton
Llandenny Monmouth Trellech
Llandogo Monmouth Trellech
Llanfair Discoed Chepstow Shirenewton
Llanfihangel (near Rogiet) Chepstow Shirenewton
Llanfihangel Torymynydd Chepstow Shirenewton
Llanfihangel Ystern Llewern Monmouth Dingestow
Llangattock Vibon Avel Monmouth Dingestow
Llangovan Monmouth Trellech
Llangwm Isaf Chepstow Shirenewton
Llangwm Uchaf Chepstow Shirenewton
Llanishen Monmouth Trellech
Llansoy Chepstow Shirenewton
Llantillio Crossenny Monmouth Dingestow
Mathern Chepstow Chepstow
Mitchel Troy Monmouth Trellech
Monmouth Monmouth Monmouth
Mounton Chepstow Chepstow
Newchurch East Chepstow Shirenewton
Newchurch West Chepstow Shirenewton
Parc Grace Dieu Monmouth Dingestow
Penallt Monmouth Trellech
Penrhos Monmouth Dingestow
Penterry Chepstow Chepstow
Penyclawdd Monmouth Trellech
Portskewett Chepstow Shirenewton
Raglan Monmouth Trellech
Rockfield Monmouth Dingestow
Rogiet Chepstow Shirenewton
Shirenewton Chepstow Shirenewton
Skenfrith Monmouth Dingestow
St. Arvans Chepstow Chepstow
St. Arvans Grange Chepstow Chepstow
St. Brides Netherwent Chepstow Shirenewton
St. Kingsmark Chepstow Chepstow
St. Maughans Monmouth Dingestow
St. Pierre & Runstone Chepstow Chepstow
Tintern Parva Chepstow Chepstow
Tregaer Monmouth Dingestow
Trellech Monmouth Trellech
Trellech Grange Chepstow Chepstow
Undy Chepstow Shirenewton
Wolvesnewton Chepstow Shirenewton
Wonastow Monmouth Trellech