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Michaelston y Vedw

or Llanfihangel y Vedw

(A description written in 1891)

A Parish partly in Glamorganshire and partly in this county, on the river Rumney, which is not navigable; the Monmouthshire side of the parish stands upon rising ground and is bounded on the west by the river Rumney, which separates the two counties; the village is 5.1/2 miles west-south-west from Newport and 2 north-west from Marshfield station on the South Wales section of the Great Western railway; in the Southern division of the county, Hundred of Wentloog, Petty Sessional division, Union and County Court district of Newport; rural deanery of Newport, archdeaconry of Monmouth and diocese of Llandaff.

The church of St. Michael is an ancient building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, transept and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 6 bells: the chancel is in the Gothic style of the 13th Century, but the nave and tower are of a later date: the transept is the ancient burying-place of the Kemeys family: the old font is sculptured with a figure of the patron saint treading on the serpent: there are 250 sittings. The register dates from the year 1661. The living is a rectory, tithe rent-charge £410, of which £180 is from Monmouthshire, net yearly value, £370, with 17 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Halswell Milbourne Kemeys-Tynte Esq. D.L., J.P. and held since 1851 by the Rev. William Jenkins.

There is a Baptist chapel in this parish.

Post & T.O: Joseph Spooner, receiver. Letters by mail cart from Cardiff, arrive at 8.a.m; dispatched at 5.45 p.m. The nearest money order office is Castleton.


Endowed School (mixed), erected in 1826, with master's residence, for 80 children; average attendance, 52; the school was founded & endowed by the late rector, the Rev. Dr. Tate, for all the children in the parish, free from any expense; the income is about £64 yearly; Mrs. Julia Wheeley, mistress.

Lord Tredegar is lord of the manor of Michaelston and the Marquess of Bute lord of the manor of Llanvedw. The principal landowners are Lord Tredegar and Halswell Milbourne Kemeys-Tynte Esq. J.P. The soil is sandy loam; subsoil, stony clay. The crops are the usual cereals. The area is 3.433 acres; rated to the poor - Monmouth side, £990; Glamorgan, £1,952.

The population in 1881 was 512 - Monmouthshire , 204; (2,299 acres and 308 of the population being in Glamorganshire - for which see S.Wales Directory - Llanvedw)

(extracts from Kelly's 1891 Directory of Monmouthshire, transcribed by J. Doe)




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