Llanarth, Monmouthshire

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St Teilo's Church, Llanarth
Grid reference: SO375109
Location: 51°47’38"N, 2°54’25"W
Post town: Usk
Postcode: NP15
Dialling code: 01873
Local Government
Council: Monmouthshire

Llanarth is a parish and privately-owned estate village within a conservation area in Monmouthshire roughly halfway between Abergavenny and Raglan. The ancient parish encompasses the townships of Llanarth in the hundred of Abergavenny and Clytha in that of Raglan. For civil purposes it encompasses Bryngwyn, Llanvapley and Bettws Newydd as well as Llanarth itself.


The village is surrounded by farmland and forestry which is managed by the Trustees of Llanarth Estate. Within the estate's forestry and land holdings are designated riding bridleways and routes that any horseback rider may use for a nominal fee.


Within Llanarth there is a village hall and sports club with a well-equipped cricket and football pitch, a sports pavilion and a children's play area. Llanarth has Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.[1] Primary education is available in Raglan, about three miles away, and secondary education is available in Abergavenny or Monmouth.

Llanarth Court[2] is also in the vicinity of Llanarth village. Once a private country house [3] of a branch of the Herbert family and home to Ivor Herbert, 1st Baron Treowen, then a fee-paying private boys' school, it is now a private hospital.