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Gwndy / Undy

"UNDY, a parish in the lower division of Caldicott hundred, county Monmouth, 7 miles S.W. of Chepstow, and the same distance from Caerleon, its post town. The village is situated near the coast of the Bristol Channel. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Llandaff, value £183, in the patronage of the dean and chapter."

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


  • Brown, Richard. The excavation of a medieval trackway and stone structures at Undy. Monmouthshire Antiquary 15 (1999), p. 6-18.
  • Jones, Malcolm. Caldicot and the villages of the Moor in old photographs : including the villages of Portskewett, Sudbrook, Rogiet, Undy, Magor and Redwick. Volume 1. Abertillery : Old Bakehouse, 1995. 128p.
  • Jukes, Tony       Ship building at Undy            Gwent Local History. No. 93 2002   Welsh Journals Online
  • Perry, Mabel. The historic village of Undy. Undy : Undy Parochial Church Council, [1987?].

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 built after 1851.

Undy Parish; Statistics; Area 3717 acres; Population 192 males, 181 females, total 373

  • Undy Parish Church      Attendance - (average)  morning 60 + 20 scholars, afternoon 70, evening 35     1 service in English       William Jones, Vicar

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.
    Gwndy / Undy, St Mary's Church - records with the Gwent RO
    Baptisms Marriages Burials
    1760-1891 1754-1971 1760-1800, 1813-1924
    Bishops Transcripts 1696, 1725-1869, 1871-90, 1892-5 - records with the NLW
    [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Gwndy / Undy which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Gwndy / Undy has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST436867 (Lat/Lon: 51.576283, -2.815301), Gwndy / Undy which are provided by:
  • 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.