Meetings of our Pontypool branch are held at St Johns Church, Wainfelin, NP4 6EQ. this is to the north of Pontypool Town Centre, and has the post (that can be for satellite navigation). In the following map zoom out, using the zoom out button, to see the network of roads over a wider area:

The church is on the corner of Penywain Road and St Johns Close. There is parking space at the side of the Church in St Johns Close, and the main entrance is at the front:

Wainfelin: St.John's Church

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Meetings are held on the second and last Friday of the month starting at 7.00pm. The first of the meetings, open to members and visitors alike, hosts a visiting lecturer speaking on a topic of genealogical or local historical interest. The second meeting offers members a chance to use the extensive branch resources.

Please note our topics and/or speakers may be altered without prior notice. To find out details of our meetings please contact our Pontypool Branch Secretary by emailing: secretary.pon@gwentfhs.info

Our programme is currently as follows:

May 30 research evening
Jun 27 research evening
Jul 25 research evening
Aug no meeting in August
Sep Branch AGM and research evening


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.

Abersychan Pontypool Pontypool
Abertillery (part) Bedwellty Aberystruth
Blaenafon Abergavenny Blaenavon
Glascoed Pontypool Llangibby
Goetre (part) Pontypool Usk
Griffithstown Pontypool Llangibby
Gwehellog Pontypool Usk
Gwernesney Pontypool Usk
Kemeys Commander Pontypool Usk
Llanbadog Pontypool Usk
Llanddewi Fach Pontypool Llangibby
Llandegfedd Pontypool Llangibby
Llanelen Abergavenny Abergavenny
Llanfihangel Pont-y-moel Pontypool Pontypool
Llanfoist (part) Abergavenny Abergavenny
Llanfoist (part) Abergavenny Blaenavon
Llanfrechfa, Lower Pontypool Llangibby
Llanfrechfa, Upper Pontypool Llangibby
Llangeview Pontypool Usk
Llangibby Pontypool Llangibby
Llanhilleth Pontypool Pontypool
Llanllowell Pontypool Usk
Llanover, Lower Abergavenny Abergavenny
Llanover, Upper Abergavenny Blaenavon
Llantrissent Pontypool Usk
Llanwenarth Ultra Abergavenny Blaenavon
Mamhilad Pontypool Pontypool
Monkswood Pontypool Usk
Panteg Pontypool Pontypool
Pontypool Pontypool Pontypool
Trevethin Pontypool Pontypool
Trostrey Pontypool Usk
Usk Pontypool Usk