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Countryside at Cwmcarvan, pictured from the top of the church tower
Cwmcarvan is located in Monmouthshire
Cwmcarvan shown within Monmouthshire
OS grid reference SO476075
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MONMOUTH
Postcode district NP25
Dialling code 01600
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
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51°45′49″N 2°45′33″W / 51.76373°N 2.75923°W / 51.76373; -2.75923Coordinates: 51°45′49″N 2°45′33″W / 51.76373°N 2.75923°W / 51.76373; -2.75923

Cwmcarvan (Welsh: Cwmcarfan) is a small rural village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales. It is located 4 miles south west of Monmouth and about 4 miles east of Raglan, off the old A40 road not far from Trellech.

History and amenities[edit]

The church of St. Catwg

Church of St. Catwg[edit]

The church dates from the 13th or 14th century, in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, with some 16th-century features. It was heavily restored in the 1870s.[1] The dedication is to St. Catwg or Cadoc, a Welsh saint of the 6th century. There are porches on both the south and north sides, supposedly so that the squires of Cwmbychan and Trevildu within the parish did not have to enter through the same door as each other.[2]


The hill of Craig-y-Dorth, 1 mile north east of the church, was the site of a battle in 1404 between Owain Glyndŵr's rebels and English forces. According to the Annals of Owain Glyn Dwr, "Here the more part of the English were slain and they were chased up to the town gate [of Monmouth]".[3]

High Glanau[edit]

The house at High Glanau was built in 1923 for the writer and garden designer Henry Avray Tipping.[1]


  1. ^ a b John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire, 2000, ISBN 0-14-071053-1
  2. ^ Sir Joseph Bradney, A History of Monmouthshire, vol.2 part 2, 1913
  3. ^ Annals of Owain Glyn Dwr

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