Tredunnock

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Tredunnock
St. Andrew's Church, Tredunnock - geograph.org.uk - 120770.jpg
St. Andrew's Church, Tredunnock
Tredunnock is located in Monmouthshire
Tredunnock
Tredunnock
Tredunnock shown within Monmouthshire
Population 100 
OS grid reference ST379948
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town USK
Postcode district NP15
Dialling code 01633
Police Gwent
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
MonmouthshireCoordinates: 51°38′55″N 2°53′55″W / 51.6486°N 2.8985°W / 51.6486; -2.8985

Tredunnock (Welsh: Tredynog) is a small village in Monmouthshire, south east Wales, in the United Kingdom. Tredunnock is located four miles (6.4 km) northeast of Caerleon and four miles south of Usk.

Geography[edit]

The River Usk near Tredunnock

The River Usk passes close by just below the village in the Vale of Usk and across the river lies the Wentwood escarpment. The town is located 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Caerleon and four miles south of Usk, on a minor road to the west of the A449 road from Newport to Monmouth.[1]

History and amenities[edit]

Writing in the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales in 1870 to 1872, the historian John Marius Wilson described the village thus: "Tredunnock, a parish in Newport district, Monmouth; 4¼ miles S of Usk r. station. Post town, Llan-gibby, under Newport, Monmouth. Acres, 1,393. Real property, £1,606. Pop., 164. Houses, 32. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Llandaff. Value, £208. Patron, H. Leigh, Esq. The church is good."[2]

The Church in Wales parish church of St. Andrew, which has a 14th-century tower, contains a Roman tablet dedicated to a soldier of the Second Augustan Legion, the Legio II Augusta, by his wife. The graveyard contains the tomb of Isabella Gill, wife of Rev John Philip Gill and only daughter of Sir John Franklin pioneer of the Northwest Passage.[3]

In the early 19th century, at the time of William Coxe's visit to the area, there was a forge at Trostrey, near Kemeys Commander, from which bar iron was sent by road to "Tredunnock bridge" for conveyance down river to Newport and onward for export to Bristol.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Concise Road Atlas of Britain. AA. 2016. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-7495-7743-8. 
  2. ^ "Tredunnock, Monmouthshire". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Hando, F.J., (1951) "Journeys in Gwent", R. H. Johns, Newport: Chapter 3 - Pen-y-Cae-Mawr to Tredunnock.
  4. ^ Hando, F.J., (1951) "Journeys in Gwent", R. H. Johns, Newport: Chapter 1 - Springtime Pilgrimage: Trostrey and Kemeys Commander.

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