Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Abergavenny. You may be able to find further references to Abergavenny in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Abergavenny hundred Bartholomew
ABERGAVENNY a town, a parish, a subdistrict, a district, and a hundred Imperial

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Abergavenny.

Place Type of entry Source
HARDWICKE a hamlet Imperial
LLOYNDU a hamlet Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Abergavenny within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
William Camden Hereford, Radnor, Brecon, Monmouth and Glamorgan 8
Gerald of Wales Book I, Ch. 4: Coed Grono and Abergevenni 3
William Gilpin Monmouth to Llandovery 2
Gerald of Wales Book I, Ch. 8: Swansea and Gower 1
Gerald of Wales Book II, Ch. 3: Lampeter 1
William Camden Cornwall and Devon 1
Charles Wesley May 1 - Aug. 31, 1748: London, Wales and Ireland 1
Charles Wesley 1749: Marriage to Sally Gwynne 1
William Gilpin To the source of the Wye 1
William Gilpin Bridgend to Bristol 1
John Wesley 1739: Field-Preaching; "All the World my Parish"; Whitefield; Wales 1
Henry Vincent Apr. 22 to 27: the Welsh Valleys 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Llwyndu 0 1
Llandeilo Bertholau 0 2
Llanwenarth 0 2
Govilon 0 2
Llan Ffwyst 0 2
Llanddewi Ysgyryd 0 2
Llangenni 0 2
Llanelen 0 2
Maesgwartha 0 2
Llanfihangel Crucornau 0 2
Llanddewi Rhydderch 0 2
Llangatwg Dyffryn Wysg 0 2
Llanfferrin 0 3
Llanelli 0 2
Clydach 0 3
Partrishow 0 2
Llanover 0 2
Bwlch Tre Wyn 0 2
Cwmyoy 0 2
Llanfable 0 2