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BEDWAS, Monmouthshire

"BEDWAS, a parish chiefly in the lower division of the hundred of Wentllooge, in the county of Monmouth, and partly in the hundred of Caerphilly, in the county of Glamorgan, South Wales, 2 miles to the N. of Caerphilly. It is situated on the banks of the river Rumney, and contains the hamlets of Upper and Lower Bedwas (in Monmouthshire), and Van (in Glamorganshire). The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff, value, with the curacy of Ruddry annexed to it, 450, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Barrog."

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



Church History

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.

Bedwas parish consisting of the hamlets of Lower Bedwas & Upper Bedwas. Also Van hamlet (no entries) which is included in the Return under Cardiff district.
Bedwas parish statistics; Area 4207 acres.  Population 480 males, 444 females, total 924 (exc Van hamlet)

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

Description and Travel

Bedwas - on wikipedia

Bedwas photographs - on



WWI & II Roll of Honour - Bedwas & Trethomas (photograph only)




(Last updated - Gareth Hicks  - 2 Aug 2013)

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