Tredelerch / Rumney


"RUMNEY, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Wentllooge, county Monmouth, 3 miles N.E. of Cardiff, its post town, and 9 S.W. of Newport. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Rumney, which flows 30 miles S. to the Bristol Channel, through a mineral valley, traversing the Brecon and Glamorganshire borders. The river is navigable for small craft, and the London road to Milford passes through the parish." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)



  • Allen, John - Rumney Great Wharf. Archaeology in the Severn Estuary (1992), p. 31-4.
  • Allen. John R L - Archaeological notes: Rumney Great Wharf, South Glamorgan.
  • Allen, John R L - Three final Bronze Age occupations at Rumney Great Wharf on the Wentlooge Level, Gwent. Studia Celtica, 30 (1996), p. 1-16.
  • Allen, John R L - An early post-medieval timber setting and subrectangular diggings in Late Flandrian estuarine sediments, Rumney Great Wharf, Cardiff (formerly Monmouthshire). Archaeologia Cambrensis, Vol. 145 (1996), p. 152-168.
  • Allen, John R L - Reclamation and sea defence in Rumney parish (Monmouthshire). Archaeologia Cambrensis, 137 1988, p. 135-40.
  • Boyce, Ron - A recollection of 100 years of the Baptist ministry in Rumney, Cardiff. 19??. 24p.
  • Hobbs, Frances - 170 years of Wesleyan Methodist witness, 1823-1993 : Rumney Methodist Church. Cardiff : Rumney Methodist Church, 1993. 55p.
  • 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. Added 13 Mar 2006. ISBN 0-95506371 - X
  • North, Geoffrey A - Rumney and Wentlooge Level. Stroud : Chalford, 1997. 128p.

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.

Rumney Parish; Statistics; Area 3375 acres; Population 161 males, 147 females, total 308

  • Rumney Parish Church     Attendance - (average) morning 14 + 6 scholars, afternoon 5    "Probably many more than usual attended the Church service on this day, the 30th March inst., at this church, being desirous to show themselves to be Protestant Church people especially in opposition to Roman Catholic dangerous errors"            1 service in Welsh       William Jones, Minister
  • Gilead, Wesleyan Methodist          Erected 1845       Attendance - morning 39, evening 34               Edward Thomas, Chapel Steward, Gardener

    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.
      Tredelerch / Rumney, St Augustine's Church - records with the NLW
      Baptisms & BurialsMarriages
      1744-18121744-86, 1804-37
      Bishops Transcripts1696, 1725-75, 1777, 1779-1865 - records with the NLW
      [Details as published in The Parish Registers of Wales, NLW 1986 - present location/availability may vary]

    Description & Travel

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    The transcription of the section for Rumney from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.

    Historical Geography

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



    • Family Search have an interactive map called "England and Wales Jurisdictions 1851" showing parish (and other) boundaries with optional background maps such as Ordnance Survey. There is also a Search facility, do read the guidance notes to get maximum benefit from this useful resource. See here for further background information to assist in the interpretation of this data
    • 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.
    • Plan of the parish of Rumney in the County of Monmouth   - on the People's Collection Wales site

    You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST230791 (Lat/Lon: 51.505802, -3.110719), Tredelerch / Rumney which are provided by: