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Llaneirwg / St Mellons

"ST. MELLONS, a parish in the hundred of Wentllooge, county Monmouth, 3½ miles N.N.E. of Cardiff, and 7 S.W. of Newport. It is situated on the river Romney, and is a small agricultural village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff, value with the curacy of Llanedarn, £160, in the patronage of the bishop and chapter, who, with the Dean and Chapter of Bristol, are the appropriators. The church is an ancient structure. The charities produce about £15 per annum."

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


  • Bielski, Alison - The story of St Mellons. Port Talbot : Alun, c1985. 114p.
  • Blockley, Kevin - Archaeological notes: 'The Ton', St Mellons, Cardiff (ST 2280 8131). Morgannwg, 41 (1997), 81-85.
  • Magor and St Mellons Rural District Official Guide. Carshalton : Home Publishing, [1971] 24p
  • Neal, Marjorie et al. - Rumney & St Mellons, A History of two Villages. Compiled by Marjorie Neal, Sylvia Atherton, Marilyn Nurse, Allen Hambly & Sam Parker. First published: August 2005. © 2005 Rumney and District Local History Society. Information provided by Robert Gatheridge.
    • ISBN 0-95506371 - X
  • Phillips, Roger - From London to St. Mellons in 1809. Gwent Local History 64 (1988), p. 23-6
  • Williams, Russell - St. Mellons Baptist Church, 1794-1994: tracing the history of the church in its bicentenary year. Evangelical Magazine of Wales, 33/3 (1994), p. 12-13.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Llaneirwg / St Mellons 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.

St Mellons Parish; Statistics; Area 2574 acres; Population 324 males, 313 females, total 637

  • St Mellons Parish Church     Attendance - morning 27     2 (?)  services, 1 in Welsh         Edward Jenkins, Vicar
  • Bethania, Calvinistic Methodist    Erected  1820        Attendance - morning 109, afternoon 70, evening 141      Philp Roberts, Deacon, Mill Farm
  • Soar, Independent    Erected 1837   Attendance - morning 31, afternoon 30 scholars, evening 60       Thomas Jones, Minister
  • Caersalem Baptist      Erected 1830      Attendance - morning 90 + 60 scholars, evening 200      David Evans, 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.
    Llaneirwg / St Mellons, St Mellon's Church - records with the NLW
    Baptisms Marriages Burials Baptisms/Marriages/Burials
    1722-1900 1722-1844 1722-1904 1717-20 in PR Llanedern/Llanedeyrn (GLA)
    Bishops Transcripts 1725-75, 1777-1844, 1846-61, 1864-9 - 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

You can see the administrative areas in which Llaneirwg / St Mellons 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 ST229813 (Lat/Lon: 51.525282, -3.112778), Llaneirwg / St Mellons which are provided by: