Saint-Y-Brid / St Brides Netherwent


"ST. BRIDE NETHERWENT, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Caldicott, in the county of Monmouth, 7 miles to the E. of Newport. Caerleon is its post town. It is situated near the South Wales railway, and contains the hamlet of Llandevenny. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff, of the value of £178, in the patronage of T. Perry, Esq." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


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 Bride Netherwent Parish, excluding the hamlet of Llandevenny; Statistics; Area 780 acres; Population 79 males, 52 females, total 131

  • St Brides Netherwent Parish Church   "It was consecrated in 1848 having been rebuilt from the foundation....."    Attendance - morning 20    1 service in English   William Jones, Vicar of Undy
  • Caerwent com site - photograph of St Bridget, St Bride's Netherwent.

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.
    Saint-Y-Brid / St Brides Netherwent, St Brigid's Church - records with the incumbent (Gwent RO survey 1965)
    Baptisms & BurialsMarriages
    Bishops Transcripts1725-9, 1731-54, 1756-1822, 1824-79, 1881-90 - 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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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Saint-Y-Brid / St Brides Netherwent 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 St Brides in the County of Monmouth - on the People's Collection Wales site

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST431889 (Lat/Lon: 51.595649, -2.823486), Saint-Y-Brid / St Brides Netherwent which are provided by: