Llantrisant, Monmouthshire

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Church of St. Peter, St. Paul and St. John

Llantrisant is a village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, United Kingdom. The village population at the 2011 census was 475.[1]

Location[edit]

Llantrisant is located about 3 miles (4.8 km) south east of Usk.

History and amenities[edit]

The village is sited on the eastern bank of the River Usk and the Usk Valley Walk long distance footpath passes through the village after descending from the Wentwood escarpment. A Norman stone medieval castle is sited close by [1].

The name of the village translates as the Parish of the Three Saints, and the parish church is the Church of St Peter, St Paul and St John. [2]

When local historian Fred Hando visited in the late 1950s the ruin of the ancient St. Bartholomew's chapel was still standing. From the later 19th century, the mill at Llwynau was run by a Henry Moore who moved there from Brecknockshire, together with his seven sons. When the mill stopped working, one of Moore's sons was reputed to have buried the mill-wheel under the floor. The farmhouse at Llwynau dates from the 17th century.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011.Retrieved 3 April 2015". 
  2. ^ Hando, F.J., (1958) "Out and About in Monmouthshire", R. H. Johns, Newport.

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Coordinates: 51°40′04″N 2°52′53″W / 51.66778°N 2.88139°W / 51.66778; -2.88139