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Trelleck or Trelech, Monmouthshire

Historical Description

Trelleck or Trelech, a village and a parish in Monmouthshire. The village lies 4 miles W of Bigsweir station on the Wye Valley and Coleford branch of the G.W.R., and 5 miles S by W of Monmouth. It has a post and money order office under Monmouth; telegraph office, Llandogo; and is a seat of petty sessions. It takes its name from a group of three stone pillars which are said to have been erected by Harold as a trophy of victory over the Welsh, but are probably of much greater antiquity. The parish is divided into Trelleck. Trelleck township, and Trelleck Grange. Acreage, 2884; population of the civil parish, 997; of the ecclesiastical, 874. Trelleck Grange forms a separate ecclesiastical parish. A tumulus, 450 feet in circuit, is near the group of monoliths,, and is said to have been the site of a castle of the Earls of Clare. A chalybeate spring, called " the Virtuous Well," is also adjacent. Cleddon Hall is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Llandaff; net value, £250 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church was restored in 1894; it has an embattled tower and lofty spire. Near it is an ancient cross and a sun-dial. There are Bible Christian and Wesleyan 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 parishTrelleck St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionMonmouth 

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