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Llanmartin, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishLlanmartin St. Martin 
Poor Law unionNewport 
Registration districtNewport1837 - 1936
Registration districtCaerleon1936 - 1974

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

Civil Registration

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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

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Postal districtNP18
Post TownNewport