Ebbw Vale & North Gwent


Meetings of our Ebbw Vale & North Gwent Branch are held at the Bethel Methodist Church, Wesley Place, Beaufort, Ebbw Vale, NP23 5JS. In the following map, Wesley Place is shown at the lower end of Upper Nelson Street (Stryd Nelson in Welsh). Zoom out, using the zoom out button, to see the network of roads over a wider area, including access from the A465 Heads of the Valley Road:

Note that Beaufort Post Office is not on the south side of Beaufort Rise as shown, but on the north side at its junction with Stryd Nelson. The Post Office can be seen on the left of the ‘street view’ below and Bethel Methodist Church is the brown- and yellow-bricked building on the left of Wesley Place. Car parking space is usually available in Upper Nelson Street:

Beaufort: Bethel Methodist Church

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


Meetings are open to members and visitors alike and are held on the fourth Thursday of each month. Members’ Research evenings are held on the second Thursday of each month, to enable members to use the extensive branch research resources. In both cases, the meetings start at 7.00 p.m.

Please note the topics and/or speakers may have to be altered without prior notice. You can contact our Ebbw Vale and North Gwent Branch Secretary by emailing: secretary.ebb@gwentfhs.info

Our programme is currently as follows:


Sep 11 AGM followed by research

Sep 25 Beginners Guide to Digitally Improving Old Photographs – Michael Taylor 7pm

Sep 26 Research Help Desk – Tredegar Library 10am – 1pm

Oct  9  Research

Oct 23 “Will O’Brien Letters” Kerry Evans 7pm

Oct 24 Research Help Desk – Tredegar Library 10am – 1pm

Nov 13 Research

Nov 27 From the Ironworks to the Pyramids … and Beyond – Linda Swanson 7pm

Nov 28 Research Help Desk – Tredegar Library 10am – 1pm

Dec 11 Annual Dinner


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.

Abergavenny Abergavenny Abergavenny
Aberystruth Bedwellty Aberystruth
Bedwellty (part) Bedwellty Tredegar
Bettws Newydd Abergavenny Llanarth
Bryngwyn Abergavenny Llanarth
Bwlch Trewyn Abergavenny Llanfihangel
Clytha Abergavenny Llanarth
Cwmyoy Lower Abergavenny Llanfihangel
Cwmyoy Upper Abergavenny Llanfihangel
Fwthwg, Herefordshire Abergavenny Llanfihangel
Grosmont Dore (Herefordshire) -
Llanarth Abergavenny Llanarth
Llanddewi Rhydderch Abergavenny Llanarth
Llanddewi Skirrid Abergavenny Llanfihangel
Llanelen Abergavenny Abergavenny
Llanfair Kilgeddin Abergavenny Llanarth
Llanvapley Abergavenny Llanfihangel
Llanfihangel Crucorney Abergavenny Llanfihangel
Llanfihangel Juxta Usk Abergavenny Llanarth
Llangattock Lingoed Abergavenny Llanfihangel
Llangattock Nigh Usk Abergavenny Abergavenny
Llangua Dore (Herefordshire) -
Llanishen Monmouth Trellech
Llansanffraid Abergavenny Llanarth
Llantillio Crossenny Monmouth Dingestow
Llantillio PertholeyCitra Abergavenny Abergavenny
Llantillio PertholeyUltra Abergavenny Abergavenny
Llanvetherine Abergavenny Llanfihangel
Llanwenarth Citra Abergavenny Abergavenny
Oldcastle Abergavenny Llanfihangel