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BASALEG / BASSALEG, Monmouthshire

"BASSALEG, a parish in the upper and lower divisions of the hundred of Wentllooge, in the county of Monmouth, 3 miles to the W. of Newport. It is situated on the river Ebw, and contains the hamlets of Duffryn, Craig, and Rogerstope. It is a station on the Western Valleys branch of the Monmouthshire railway. The Monmouthshire canal passes through the parish."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]



Church History

See John Ball's site Welsh Churches and Chapels Collection for a photograph/data re

The Rectorial Benefice of Bassaleg

Basaleg Church - on People's Collection Wales

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 1, South Wales. Ed. by  I.G  Jones, & D. Williams. UWP,  Cardiff, 1976. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.  Check with  Gwent RO to see what extant records are held, and possible names of chapels/churches built after 1851.

Bassaleg parish; consisting of the hamlets of Duffryn, Graig and Rogerstone. Parish statistics;  Area 6955 acres;  Population 1095 males, 1067 females, total 2159

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

Description and Travel

Bassaleg - on wikipedia  and wicipedia

Bassaleg photographs - on

Welcome to Bassaleg





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