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LLANFIHANGEL-Y-FEDW / MICHAELSTON-Y-FEDW, Monmouthshire

"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

 

 

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

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See the Monmouthshire county page for links to online records

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