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"ST. MELLONS, a parish in the hundred of Wentllooge, county Monmouth, 3 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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]



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

Church Records

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(Last updated - Gareth Hicks  - 2 August 2012)

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