Llangarron is a small village and parish in south-west Herefordshire, close to the border with Monmouthshire. The village is located six-and-a-half miles north of Monmouth and seven-and-a-half miles south-west of Ross-on-Wye. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 1,053. The church is dedicated to St Deinst. The village no longer has a post office nor pub, though it does have a hall.
The civil parish includes the settlements of Llangrove, Llancloudy and Three Ashes.
The name (also spelt Llangarren and Llangarran) refers to the Garron Brook, a tributary of the River Wye. Several local farms also have Welsh-language names. An alternative view is that the village is named after the Welsh word “garan” which means heron, stork or crane. This may explain the representation of such a bird in the church gates.
'St Deinst' appears nowhere else in England. It is identified with St Deiniol, or Deiniel, a sixth-century abbot-bishop who founded a monastery at Bangor and to whom the mediæval Bangor Cathedral was dedicated. Records of a church at Llangarron go back as far as the time of Edward the Confessor, when a wooden ecclesiastical building was consecrated under the heirs of Ceheric ap Eleu, and was then reconsecrated under William I as "lan garan" church.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11125899&c=HR9+6ER&d=16&e=62&g=6386041&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=0&s=1446312524473&enc=1. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
- Community website - Retrieved 15 March 2015
- "LLANGARRON" at visitherefordshirechurches.co.uk
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- Location map: 51°53’13"N, 2°41’5"W
- Llangarron Parish Council
- Llangarron Community
- Llangrove CE Academy (formerly Llangrove CE Primary School)