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Llansanffraid Gwynllwg / St Brides Wentlloog

"ST. BRIDE WENTLLOOGE, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Wentllooge, in the county of Monmouth, 4 miles to the S. of Newport, its post town. It is situated on the coast of the Bristol Channel, at the mouth of the river Usk, and has a lighthouse. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Llandaff, of the value with the perpetual curacy of Coedkernew, of £120, in the gift of the bishop."

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


  • Coplestone-Crow, Bruce            Robert de la Haye and the Lordship of Gwynllwg:the Norman Settlement of a Welsh Cantref          Gwent Local History vol 85 1998     Welsh Journals Online   
  • Roberts, Mary               Village life in St Bride's Wentlwg             Gwent Local History vol 52 1982    Welsh Journals Online

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.

St Bride Wentllooge Parish; Statistics; Area 3594 acres; Population 141 males, 126 females, total 267

  • St Bride's Wentllooge Parish Church      Attendance - (average) morning 49, afternoon 49 (alternate?)    1 service in English     "The church is situated in the Moors, consequently it is almost inaccessible on wet weather which accounts for the fewness of the congregation on the present occasion,"     Morgan Powell, Minister
  • Rehoboth Baptist Chapel, St Brides    Erected 1837    Attendance - morning 60 + 30 scholars, evening 90     Daniel Jones, Deacon
  • Providence Independent Chapel, Saint Brides     Erected 1826    Attendance - morning 38 + 47 scholars, evening 83 + 16 scholars        "Afternoon service every other Sunday. Attendants at Divine Service and Sunday School more or less according to the weather owing to the overflowing of the water"       Isaac Harries, Minister

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.
    Llansanffraid Gwynllwg / St Brides Wentlloog, St Bridget's Church - records with the NLW
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1713-25, 1732-1812 1695-1971 1695-1714, 1729-1812
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-66, 1768-75, 1777-1821, 1823-8, 1830-7, 1840, 1844, 1847, 1852-5, 1857, 1860-73 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

Description and Travel

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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 ST292822 (Lat/Lon: 51.534200, -3.022163), Llansanffraid Gwynllwg / St Brides Wentlloog which are provided by: