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Llan-wern / Llanwern

"LLANWERN, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Caldicott, county Monmouth, 4 miles E. of Newport, its post town. It is a station on the South Wales section of the Great Western railway. The wooded knolls and elevations to the right of the village are frequently capped with lias. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff, value £100. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The principal residence is Llanwern House, the seat of the Rev. Sir C. Salusbury, Bart."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


  • Llanwern works. British Steel Corporation, Llanwern Works, [1985?]
  • Lyes, Chris. Llanwern house. Gwent Local History 77 (1994), p. 49-56.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llan-wern / Llanwern area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

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 established after 1851.

Llanwern Parish; Statistics; Area 701 acres; Population 10 males, 19 females, total 29

  • Llanwern Parish Church    Attendance - morning 60             "The congregation consists of individuals from the adjoining parishes as in the parish the Mansion House and one cottage are the only dwellings"     1 service in English        Charles Salusbury, Rector, Llanwern House

Church Records

See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

  • This list of parish records is intended as a rough guide to coverage only. Their location as stated should be confirmed with the appropriate Record Office prior to any visit.
    Llan-wern / Llanwern, St Mary's Church - records with the incumbent (Gwent RO survey 1965)
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1814+ 1820+ 1815+
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-31, 1759, 1762-1.816, 1818-21, 1834-67, 1869, 1871 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]
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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Llan-wern / Llanwern has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • Kain, R.J.P., Oliver, R.R., Historic Parishes of England and Wales: an Electronic Map of Boundaries before 1850 with a Gazetteer and Metadata [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: History Data Service, UK Data Archive [distributor], 17 May 2001. SN: 4348.  Here is a gazetteer/finding aid plus a set of overview maps to accurately identify the position of parishes within the county.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST371878 (Lat/Lon: 51.585483, -2.909286), Llan-wern / Llanwern which are provided by: