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Rumney, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Rumney, a village and a parish in Monmouthshire, on the river Rhymney and the coast, 3 miles ENE of Cardiff. There is a post office under Cardiff; money order and telegraph office, St Mellons. The parish comprises 2106 acres of land and 1522 of water (including 1502 of foreshore); population, 540. An ancient camp surrounded by a fosse is on an eminence overlooking the river. Building-stone is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £200 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is ancient, and was restored m 1860. There are Wesleyan and Baptist 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 parishRumney St. Augustine 
Poor Law unionCardiff 
Registration districtCardiff1837 - 1895
Registration districtNewport1895 - 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 Rumney from 1837 to 1895 you should search for the Cardiff Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Rumney from 1895 to 1936 you should search for the Newport Registration District.
For births, marriages, and deaths in Rumney from 1936 to 1974 you should search for the Caerleon Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

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