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BEDWELLTE / BEDWELLTY, Monmouthshire

"BEDWELLTY, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Wentllooge, in the county of Monmouth, 7 miles to the W. of Pont-y-pool. Newport is its post town. It is situated in a hilly district between the river Rumney, on the W., and the Sirhowey on the E., and contains the chapelries of Rhymney and Tredegar, the latter being now a market town, and the hamlets of Ishlawrcoed, Mamhole, and Uwchlawreoed. The district is rich in iron and coal, and is the seat of an extensive iron manufacture, giving employment to above 1,300 hands. Between 3,000 and 4,000 persons are engaged in the great ironworks and collieries in the vicinity."

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

 

Bibliography

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.

PS  - Some Ebbw Vale entries are as listed in the Return under Aberystruth Sub-District, Aberystruth Parish - so for Ebbw Vale, see below AND Aberystruth parish

Tredegar sub-district, that part of Bedwelty parish consisting of hamlets of Manmoel and Ushlawrcoed (latter in sub-district of Rock Bedwelty). Total acres 16,210.  Population 13,434 males, 11,110 females, total 24,544.  Additional population in Rock sub-district of 2639.

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

Description and Travel

Directories

Gazetteers

History

A Brief History of Ebbw Vale

Maps

Occupations

 


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