Lower Machen

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Lower Machen
Welsh: Machen Isaf)
Lower Machen Churchyard - geograph.org.uk - 307147.jpg
St Michael and All Angels' Church
Lower Machen is located in Newport, Wales
Lower Machen
Lower Machen
 Lower Machen shown within Newport
OS grid reference ST215895
Principal area Newport
Ceremonial county Gwent
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district NP10
Dialling code 01633
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Newport West
Welsh Assembly Caerphilly
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Coordinates: 51°35′07″N 3°07′02″W / 51.5853°N 3.1173°W / 51.5853; -3.1173

Lower Machen (Welsh: Machen Isaf) is a small hamlet of 19 houses on the A468 road at the very western edge of the city of Newport, South Wales.

Machen itself lies further west in the county borough of Caerphilly, although both lie within the historic boundaries of Monmouthshire.

Lower Machen holds an annual festival of chamber music concerts in the 12th-century church of St. Michael and All Angels. Ruperra Castle is also located in Lower Machen.[1]

St Michael and All Angels' Church[edit]

It is believed that the church (51°35′11″N 3°06′57″W / 51.5863°N 3.1157°W / 51.5863; -3.1157 (St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Lower Machen)) was founded during the Celtic period in the 6th century. The current building dates back to the 12th century. The church has connections with the Morgan family of the nearby Tredegar House in Newport. There are eleven hatchments connected with the family and the Morgan Family Chapel contains monuments to the family. Three of the hatchments appeared in BBC One's Antiques Roadshow broadcast on 23 November 2014 and were valued at around £3,000 each.[2]

The church has eight bells which are rung at festivals and weddings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ruperra Castle for sale". Southwalesargus.co.uk. 2010-09-10. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  2. ^ [1]

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