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LLANVIHANGEL LLANTARNAM, Monmouthshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"LLANVIHANGEL LLANTARNAM, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Usk, county Monmouth, 3 miles N. of Newport. Caerleon is its post town. It is situated on the Afon Llwyd, a tributary of the river Usk. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £108. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The endowments belonging to the parish produce nearly £30 per annum. Llanvihangel House stands upon the site of, and is partly built from, the ruins of a Cistercian abbey that formerly stood here."

"CWMBRAN, a hamlet in the parish of Llanvihangel-Llantarnam, hundred of Lower Usk, in the county of Monmouth, 4 miles N. of Newport. It is a station on the Eastern Valleys section of the Monmouthshire railway."

"LLANTARNAM, a hamlet in the parish of Llanvihangel Llantarnam, hundred of Wentllooge, county Monmouth, 2½ miles from Newport. It is a station on the Eastern Valleys section of the Monmouthshire railway. It is situated on the right bank of the Afon Llwyd, and had formerly an abbey for six Cistercian monks. The principal residence is Llantarnam Abbey, a comparatively modern Elizabethan mansion, erected from the materials of the old abbey."

"MELIN-ABBEY, a seat in the parish of Llanvihangel Llantarnam, county Monmouth, 4 miles N. of Newport. It is situated on the river Afon Llwyd, a branch of the river Usk, and was partly built out of the remains of a Cistercian abbey."

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