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Llanvaches, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Llanvaches, a parish in Monmouthshire, near Went Wood, 3½ miles N bv E of Magor station on the South Wales section of the G.W.R., and 64- WSW of Chepstow. Post town, Newport; money order office, Magor; telegraph office, Caerleon. Acreage, 2093; population, 232. An ancient castle has entirely disappeared. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £135 with residence. Patron, Lord Tredegar. The church is dedicated to St Dubricius, and has a saddleback tower. There are Congregational, Baptist, and Bible Christian chapels.

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Postal districtNP26
Post TownCaldicot