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Llanfihangel-Y-Fedw / Michaelston-y-Fedw

"MICHAELSTONE-Y-FEDW, a parish partly in the upper division of the hundred of Wentllooge, county Monmouth, and partly in the hundred of Caerphilly, county Glamorgan, 5 miles S.W. of Newport, its post town, and 7 from Cardiff. It is situated on the river Rumney, and contains Llan-fedw. The parish is of small extent, but the village is neatly built. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £500. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The parochial charities produce about £75 per annum, of which £64 goes to a school, endowed by the late Rev. Dr. Tate."

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


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llanfihangel-Y-Fedw / Michaelston-y-Fedw 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

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

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.

Michaelstone-y-vedw Parishconsisting of Michaelstone-y-vedw and Llanvedw (Glamorgan); Statistics; Area 3433 acres; Population 286 males, 258 females, total 544

  • Michaelstone-y-vedw
  • Michaelstone-y-vedw Parish Church     Attendance - morning 58, afternoon 35      2 services in English     George Brind, Churchwarden
  • Llanvedw Hamlet (in Glamorgan)
  • No returns

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.
    Llanfihangel-Y-Fedw / Michaelston-y-Fedw, St Michael's Church - records with the Glam RO
    Baptisms Marriages Banns Burials
    1660-1713, 1742-1926 1660-1715, 1743-1983 1754-1812, 1821-3 1658-1714, 1734, 1742-1967
    Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-75, 1777-1886, 1889-91 - 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

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  • 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 ST241845 (Lat/Lon: 51.554213, -3.096175), Llanfihangel-Y-Fedw / Michaelston-y-Fedw which are provided by: