Llanmartin, a parish in Monmouthshire, 2¼ miles NW of Magor station on the S Wales section of the G.W.R., and 6½ E of Newport. It has a post office under Newport; money order and telegraph office, Magor. It contains the hamlet of Llandevaud, and comprises 1123 acres; population of the civil parish, 152; of the ecclesiastical, 139. Penycoed Castle is a Tudor building on the site of a former edifice. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Wilcrick, in the diocese of Llandaff; gross value, £222 with residence. The church is dedicated to St Martin, and was rebuilt in 1858, and contains an altar-tomb of the time of Henry VII. There is a Calvinistic Methodist chapel. The living of Llandevaud is a separate benefice.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Llanmartin St. Martin|
|Poor Law union||Newport|
|Registration district||Newport||1837 - 1936|
|Registration district||Caerleon||1936 - 1974|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanmartin from 1837 to 1936 you should search for the Newport Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Llanmartin from 1936 to 1974 you should search for the Caerleon Registration District.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Llanmartin from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Llanmartin (St. Martin))
Online maps of Llanmartin are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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