Herefordshire is a beautiful rural county and a bit of a well-kept secret. Llangarron and surrounding villages in South Herefordshire are rural, yet easily accessible from the motorway network. It is a fabulous area with a wonderful mix of people with wide-ranging backgrounds from those who were born and bred here to those who have arrived more recently. It is a very welcoming community.
The Parish is set in an area of stunning border countryside in the triangle formed by Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth and Hereford. It offers an ideal combination of peaceful, rural life with easy access to amenities in the nearby market towns of Ross-on-Wye only 5 miles away and Monmouth which is 7 miles away. Both offer a good range of independent shops, supermarkets, primary and secondary schools and leisure facilities. The Cathedral cities of Hereford and Gloucester are 13 miles and 21 miles distance respectively.
Communications are excellent with the A40 dual carriageway running through Ross and Monmouth and connecting to the M50 and M4, thus providing fast access to the West Midlands, Bristol and South Wales. Hereford, Gloucester, Ledbury and Newport have mainline rail stations and nearby international airports include Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol.
Llangarron Parish is a spread out parish comprising the four main villages/hamlets of Llangarron, Llangrove, Three Ashes and Llancloudy.
Llangarron village itself centres on St Deinst Church and the bridge and then sprawls along the lanes to clusters of buildings, many of which were previously farmsteads, such as Biddlestone, Langstone, Penguithal, Tredunnock, Kilreague, Tre Essy, Tre Evan, Trehumfrey, Trereece and Treribble. The prefix “Tre” means a farmstead.
These buildings generally comprised old manor houses or farmsteads with their associated granaries, barns, stables and sheds however many of them have now been divided up and developed into private homes.
The name of the Parish is derived from "Llan" meaning place and "Garron" being the name of a tributary of the Wye which runs through the heart of the village. An alternative view is that the village is named after the Welsh word “garan” which means a heron, stork or crane. This may explain the representation of such a bird on the church gates.