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Brynbuga / Usk
"USK, a parish, post and market town in the hundred of Usk, county Monmouth, 12 miles S.W. of Monmouth, and 10 from Newport. It is a station on the Monmouth branch of the Newport and Hereford (Great Western) line. The town is beautifully situated on the river of its own name, which is here crossed by a fine and very substantial bridge of five arches, erected by William Edwards, the architect of the celebrated Pont-y-pridd. Usk is a sessions and polling town, and jointly with Monmouth and Newport sends a member to parliament."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
- Burge, Nigel D. The history of Usk Baptist Church : early beginnings - 1995. Usk : Usk Baptist Church,  66p.
- Burrow & Co. The official handbook to Abergavenny, Crickhowell, Raglan and Usk. Cheltenham, London, 1904.
- Clark, James H. Usk past and present ... Usk : County Observer Office, [1891?] 256p.
- Courtney, Paul. Medieval and Later Usk. Cardiff : University of Wales Press, c1994. 165p.
- Evans, J Daryll Adam of Usk in his Native Place Gwent Local History 70 1991 Welsh Journals Online
- Foster, Brian The Usk houses of correction and the early days of Usk County Gaol Gwent Local History. No. 94 2003 Welsh Journals Online & Errata Gwent Local History. No. 95 2003 Welsh Journals Online
- Heaton, P M. The 'Usk' ships. : history of a Newport shipping venture. Risca : Starling Press, 1982. 88p.
- James, Simon. Portrait of a parish : Usk. Gwent Family History Society Journal 22 (1989), p. 7-8.
- John, W D. Pontypool and Usk japanned wares. Newport : Ceramic Book Company, 1966.
- Leaver, Anne. A portrait of Usk. Usk : Laurels Publishing, 1989. 46p.
- Lewis, David R. Usk recaptured : 100 years in pictures. Cwmbran : Village Publishing, 1988. 67p.
- Manning, William H. The legionary fortress at Usk. Monmouthshire Antiquary 13 (1997), p. 37-42.
- Mein, A G. Norman Usk : the birth of a town. Usk : The author, 1986. 128p.
- Mein, A G. Usk Priory : an unrecorded excavation. Monmouthshire Antiquary 9 (1993), p. 43-5.
- Mein, A G. St Mary's Priory Church, Usk : some recent work and some new theories. Monmouthshire Antiquary 16 (2000), p. 55-72.
- Rickards, Robert. Church and Priory of S. Mary, Usk. London : Bemrose and Sons Ltd, 1904. 51p.
- Street, Ernest Royal Ordnance Factory, Glascoed Gwent Local History vol 60 1986 Welsh Journals Online
- Tyler, Stephanie. The Usk barrage and the environment. Planet 85 (1991), p. 116-18.
- Usk official town guide ... Ogwr [Ogmore] : Kenrich Publications, 1994 - annual.
- Williams, David H. Usk Nunnery. Monmouthshire Antiquary 4 (1980), p. 44-5.
- Baptist Church, Old Market Street, Usk, Other
- Glasgoed, Glasgoed,, Glasgoed, Glasgoed,, Glasgoed, Other
- Gwehelog Roman Temple;Llancayo Farm, Gwehelog Roman Temple;Llancayo Farm, Llancayo Farm, Other
- Methodist Chapel, Methodist Chapel, Gwehelog, Other
- Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Maryport Street, Usk, Methodist Chapel (Wesleyan), Maryport Street, Usk, Usk, Other
- Mount Zion, Mount Zion, Glascoed, Other
- Prison Chapel, Prescoed, Usk, Prison Chapel, Prescoed, Usk, Usk, Other
- Saints David Lewis And Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Porth, Saints David Lewis And Francis Xavier Catholic Chu, Usk, Other
- St Mary's Church, Usk; St Mary's Priory Church, Usk, St Mary's Church, Usk; St Mary's Priory Church, Us, Usk, Other
- St Michael, Glascoed, St Michael, Glascoed, Glascoed, Other
- Twyn Square Congregational Church (United Reform), Castle Pa, Twyn Square Congregational Church (United Reform),, Usk, Other
You can also perform a more selective search for
churches in the Brynbuga / Usk 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
of the churches marked on a map.
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.
Usk Parish (part of) with Gwehellog hamlet; Statistics; Area 2223 acres; Population 903 males, 873 females, total 1776
- St Mary's Church, Usk Attendance - morning 250 + 70 scholars, evening 550 2 services in English William Evans, Vicar
- St Francis Xavier's Catholic Church, Usk Erected 1846 Attendance - morning 1340, afternoon 160 Argius (Joseph Alexander), Priest
- The Twyn Chapel, Independent Erected 1800 Attendance - morning 45 + 20 scholars, evening 50 + 20 scholars Evan Jones, Deacon and Manager, Bridge St, Usk
- Baptist Chapel, Usk Erected 1842 Attendance - morning 61 + 12 scholars, evening 96 + 12 scholars John Jones, Minister, Bank, Usk
- Wesleyan Chapel, Middle St Erected 1817 Attendance - morning 45, afternoon school, evening 70 John Creese, Steward
- Gwehellog Hamlet
- Wesleyan Chapel, Gwehelog Erected 1822 Attendance - morning 18, afternoon 80 James Hughes, Steward, Trostrey
Glascoed Hamlet being part of the Parish of Usk; Statistics; Area 1733 acres; Population 147 males, 115 females, total 262
- Glascoed Chapel of Ease Consecrated 1849 ... as an additional church Attendance - afternoon 96 "Tradition says an ancient chapelry existed here but there are no remains....." William Evans, Vicar of Usk
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.
[Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]
Brynbuga / Usk, St Mary's Church - records with the Gwent RO
||1696, 1725-1858, 1865-1900 - records with the NLW
You can see pictures of Brynbuga / Usk which are provided by:
You can see the administrative areas
in which Brynbuga / Usk 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 SO376007 (Lat/Lon: 51.701514, -2.904374), Brynbuga / Usk which are provided by: