Family history

Our two ancient Churches have long histories and very interesting graveyards and memorial plaques which are worth a visit - and we know that many people like to research their family history.

Some of the  original record books for Trellech Church  from about 1763  to modern day are held in the  Parish and can be viewed in the Church by prior  appointment. However there are no certificate copies that old held at the Church.( , possibly these are at Ebbw Vale see below). There are some more modern certificates, Its worth asking

For Penalt again there are records only from 1765 for marriages and 1870 for baptisms, presumably the rest is also at Ebbw Vale.

There is a charge for this of £20 for up to 3 hours.

To make an appointment please contact Kay Bowen on 01600 860595.

Parish records  including of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials for both of our Churches from about 1763  are now held at Gwent Archives in Ebbw Vale. They are digitising their collection but some things are only available by personal visit. It is advised to contact them in advance and to check opening hours.

Gwent Archives  also hold some documents regarding properties in Trellech/Trelleck

and some documents regarding lands in Cwmcarvan, Trellech and Penallt

and some regarding Penallt and Redbrook

And Trellech School records