St Illtyd


St Illtyd

:"For the Welsh saint, see Saint Illtyd".St Illtyd is a hamlet near Aberbeeg, in south-east Wales, within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire. It is situated on the mountain road between Pontypool and Abertillery in Blaenau Gwent. It rests at about 1200 feet above sea level. The Royal Mail postcode is NP13 2AY.infobox UK place
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unitary_wales= Blaenau Gwent
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lieutenancy_england= Monmouthshire_(historic)
constituency_westminster= Blaenau Gwent
post_town= ABERTILLERY
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In and around the hamlet there can be found cottages, farms, former farms, a public house, a former public house, a huge former open cast site, former levels, a canyon left by an opencast or strip mining, a television transmitter, a graveyard and what was once the parish church of Llanhilleth in the Diocese of Monmouth.

The Friends of St Illtyd [http://www.illtyd.co.uk] help Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council [http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/] look after the church building. The graveyard is still in the hands of the Church in Wales

John Wesley visited St Illtyd twice to speak at the preaching cross which is now in the graveyard.


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