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St Bride Wentlooge, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Bride-Wentlooge, St, a parish in Monmouthshire, on the coast, on Wentlooge Level, adjacent to the mouth of the river Usk, 2 miles E by N of Marshfield station on the G.W.R., and 4 SSW of Newport. It has a post office under Cardiff; money order and telegraph office, Castleton. Acreage, 1910 of land and 1843 of foreshore and water; population of the civil parish, 241; of the ecclesiastical with Coedkernew, 376. The living is a vicarage united with the vicarage of Coedkernew in the diocese of LIandaff; gross value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of LIandaff. The church belongs to the Decorated and Perpendicular periods, and has a fine tower 66 feet high. It leans out of the perpendicular 3 feet to the W and 1 foot to the N. It has 8 bells, which are considered about the finest in Monmouthshire - one of them is over a ton in weight. There is a tablet in the porch recording an inundation of the sea which happened in 1606, with a mark about 5 feet from the ground showing the height of the flood. There is a chapel on the N side of the church of a much older date. There are also Congregational 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 parishBride St. Wentlloog 
Poor Law unionNewport 

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