Cwmcarvan

Welsh: Cwmcarfan

Countryside at Cwmcarvan, pictured from the top of the church tower

Cwmcarvan

Cwmcarvan shown within Monmouthshire

OS grid reference
SO476075

Principal area

Monmouthshire

Ceremonial county

Gwent

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

UK Parliament

Monmouth

List of places
UK
Wales
MonmouthshireCoordinates: 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.

Contents

1 History and amenities

1.1 Church of St. Catwg
1.2 Craig-y-Dorth
1.3 High Glanau

2 References
3 External links

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]
Craig-y-Dorth[edit]
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]
References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Genuki basic info on the village
Kelly’s Directory 1901
Geograph photos of Cwmcarvan

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