Llanfihangel Tor-y-Mynydd

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Llanfihangel Tor-y-Mynydd
Llanfihangel Tor-y-Mynydd is located in Monmouthshire
Llanfihangel Tor-y-Mynydd
Llanfihangel Tor-y-Mynydd
Location within Monmouthshire
OS grid referenceSO 463 018
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Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
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Postcode districtNP15
Dialling code01291
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Monmouthshire
51°42′58″N 2°46′57″W / 51.7162°N 2.7825°W / 51.7162; -2.7825Coordinates: 51°42′58″N 2°46′57″W / 51.7162°N 2.7825°W / 51.7162; -2.7825

Llanfihangel Tor-y-Mynydd (or more correctly Llanfihangel-tor-y-mynydd, meaning, in Welsh, "the church of St. Michael on the breast of the mountain") is a small rural village in the community of Devauden, Monmouthshire, Wales. It is located within the Vale of Usk, about 9 miles south west of Monmouth and 6 miles east of the town of Usk, between the villages of Devauden and Llansoy.

History[edit]

The parish was reputedly settled by descendants of St. Brychan Brycheiniog, in particular Cynog, who gave his name to the area and former church at Llangunnock, immediately south of Llanfihangel Tor-y-Mynydd.[1]

Church of St. Michael[edit]

Church of St Michael

The parish church of St Michael has a mediaeval nave and chancel, but was substantially restored in 1853/54.[2] It is a Grade II* listed building.[3]

Star Inn[edit]

The Star Inn has been in existence since at least the 15th century, and was an important staging post on the road leading from Chepstow towards Usk and Raglan. It was visited in 1748 by the preacher John Wesley, who described it as "a good though small inn".[4] It remains a popular inn and restaurant. The long hill between Llansoy and Devauden is known as Star Hill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sir Joseph Bradney, A History of Monmouthshire, vol.2 part 2, 1913
  2. ^ John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire, 2000, ISBN 0-14-071053-1
  3. ^ Church of St Michael, Devauden, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  4. ^ Ivor Waters, Inns and Taverns of Chepstow and the Lower Wye Valley, The Chepstow Society, 1975, ISBN 0-900278-28-5

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