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Lower Llanfrechfa or Llanvrechfa, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Llanfrechfa or Llanvrechfa, Lower, a parish in Monmouthshire, 2¼ miles NNW of Caerleon. It has a post office, of the name of Llanfrechfa, under Newport; money order and telegraph office, Caerleon; and stations, Ponthir, Llantarnam, and Pontnewydd, on the G.W.R.,and Pontrhydyrnn on the Eastern Valleys branch. The parish includes the village of Croesyceiliog and a portion of Ponthir. Acreage, 2221; population, 1128. There are tinplate works. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £206 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Llandaff. The church is dedicated to All Saints, is in the Perpendicular style, and was restored in 1¾12. There are Baptist chapels at Pontrhydyrun and Ponthir.

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

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