Llanover, Monmouthshire, Wales

The A4042 at Llanover

The A4042

A report was received from two serving police officers from Gwent Police whilst on duty in the area of Llanover on the A4042 between Abergavenny and Cwmbran at just after 5am. The details were sent directly to Dylan Jones as he was a serving officer at the time of the incident.


The conditions were fine, and visibility was very good. Whilst in their police vehicle, one of the officers saw a figure standing in the middle of the road, directly ahead of them and that the other officer had continued to drive at it, eventually driving into it, striking the figure and the bonnet of the police car passed into the lower half of the figure. However, the driver had not seen it. The figure was described as being clad in a brown long garment with a hood, which was up. Could this have been the phantom of a monk?

Ffynnon Gofer

In the grounds of Llanover House (pictured left courtesy of Colin Madge) is said to be Ffynnon Gofer, which was said to cure diseased limbs.


It is said that owners who miraculously no longer needed them have left crutches there.


Visitor Information

Llanover (Welsh: Llanofer) is a village and community in Monmouthshire, Wales.

It is located four miles south of Abergavenny just off the A4042 road to Pontypool.

Pictured above left is the A4042 at Llanover courtesy of Ian S. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.