UK Genealogy Archives logo

Bedwas, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Bedwas, a village and a parish in Monmouthshire, with a small portion in Glamorganshire. The village is 2 miles NNE of Caerphilly, and has a station on the Brecon and Merthyr railway, and a post office under Cardiff; telegraph office, Caerphilly. The parish also contains the hamlet of Maes-y-Cwmmer. Acreage, 4195 (including 29 of water); population, 1991. There are collieries and chemical works, and a woollen and flannel manufactory at Maes-y-Cwmmer. Fairs are held on 3 April and 6 October. Maes-y-Cwmmer has a post office and a station on the railway. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelry of Ruddry, in the diocese of Llandaff; gross value, £219 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church is Decorated English, and contains an ancient font. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels at Bedwas, and Baptist, Congregational, and Cal-vinistic Methodist chapels at Maes-y-Cwmmer.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyMonmouthshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBedwas St. Barrog 
Poor Law unionNewport 
Registration districtNewport1837 - 1936
Registration districtCaerleon1936 - 1974

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Bedwas from 1837 to 1936 you should search for the Newport Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Bedwas from 1936 to 1974 you should search for the Caerleon Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bedwas from the following:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers online: