The parish encompasses the area surrounding the Clydach Gorge, west of Abergavenny, east of Brynmawr and south of Crickhowell. The Church of St Elli can be found on Wikipedia.
Llanelly Hill, Blackrock, Clydach, Maesygwartha and Gilwern are the main settlements in the parish. Llanelly Hill occupies the north-west hilltop of the Clydach Gorge. It developed as a result of coal mining and limestone quarrying for the nearby ironworks including Clydach ironworks and Ebbw Vale ironworks.
Blackrock and Clydach North (also referred to as Cheltenham) both built up along the turnpike road that ran on the north side of the river between Govilon and Merthyr Tydfil. Clydach South developed on the south side of the river above the ironworks, climbing the north-west slopes towards Llanelly Hill.
Gilwern is located at the mouth of the River Clydach, where it meets the river Usk. Maesygwartha lies between Clydach and Gilwern along one of the many tram roads in the gorge.
The ward is governed by Llanelly Community Council, with 14 Councillors and two County Councillors; all contact information can be found on this page. Community Council’s are the first tier of government and are responsible for Gilwern Playing Fields, the Community Centre, Car Park and toilets in the Village. The Councillors are here to represent your views and are consultees on planning applications in the area, they would be happy to hear from you! More information can be found on what the Council are doing under the tabs above.